My mother, Jannes Lawrence, was one of those people who wrote recipes on a scrap of paper whenever she tasted something good. I inherited her recipe box and in that box, are a ton of scraps of paper to sort through. This fruit cocktail cake was written in the 60's on a campaign brochure for George Romney, Mitt Romney's dad. (The 43rd Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969.) An oldie but goodie recipe.
Combine Dry Ingredients and stir in egg and fruit cocktail, syrup and all. When well mixed put in an 8" greased square pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. Frosting is optional, the cake is that good just as a snack cake.