Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fruit Cocktail Cake

Every time I make this cake, I think of Dolly Parton's character Truvy in Steel Magnolias talking about a recipe in her beauty shop.  Her friend Clairee asks for her recipe for Cuppa Cuppa Cake and Truvy says in her best Dolly Parton voice, "Oh hell, Clairee, you don't need a recipe.  It's just a cup of flour, a cup of sugar and a cup of fruit cocktail with the syrup, stir and bake in a hot oven til' golden brown and bubbly.  I serve it with ice cream to cut the sweetness."  This recipe has a little bit more going on than just a cuppa cuppa, but it does have fruit cocktail.  Also, even if you don't like fruit cocktail or coconut you'll still love this recipe.  Trust me.  I don't like fruit cocktail or coconut and I love this cake.  I made the cake in this adorable pan that makes mini decorative bundt cakes.  I probably would not use that pan for these again.  They came out okay but you couldn't really see the decorative edges.  Plus they got covered with the ooey gooey buttery frosting anyway.  So use a plain bundt pan or a tube pan or a 9x13-inch pan for better results.  Make the cake, cut yourself a huge slice, get on Netflix, watch Steel Magnolias and enjoy!

So good. 
Trust me.
Make extra frosting so
you can eat it with a spoon
for breakfast.
Truvy and Miss Clairee...
I just love this movie!!!
Fruit Cocktail Cake

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups fruit cocktail (approximately 1 1/2 cans, undrained)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg beaten


1/4 cup sugar
1 cup salted butter
1/4 cup condensed milk
1/2 cup coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 12 cup bundt pan very well.  In a large mixing bowl combine all of the cake mix ingredients.  Stir until just mixed.  Pour batter into prepared pan.  Bake 30 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.  Remove from oven and allow to cool about 10 minutes before inverting onto a cake plate.  Allow cake to cool completely before frosting.

In a medium sauce pan, combine the sugar, butter and condensed milk.  Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in coconut.  Allow to cool before pouring over cake.

Prep Time:  Approximately 10 minutes     Cook Time:  Approximately 30 minutes

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