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Fruit Cocktail Cake

 Fruit Cocktail Cake
This is my son's favorite cake, and when he asks for it for his special birthday cake, he usually gets it! It's easy to make, and a good dessert to take to potlucks or social functions. There's always someone who wants the recipe, and I'm more than happy to oblige.
15 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • CAKE:
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (16 ounces) fruit cocktail with syrup
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine all cake ingredients; mix well. Pour into a
  • 13-in. x 9-in. pan and sprinkle with topping ingredients. Bake at
  • 350° for 35-40 minutes. Meanwhile, combine all sauce ingredients
  • in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. When cake is done and

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Fruit Cocktail Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • still warm, pour sauce over cake. Cool to room temperature. Yield:
  • 15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 353 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 382 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.