Mary R Morris Recipe

The Original Fruit Cocktail Cake-

By Mary R Morris photosister


Recipe Rating:
Serves:
16-20
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake

Mary R's Story

My Mom gave me this recipe back in the late 1970,s...I make it and take it to church dinners and even people who do not like fruit cocktail love this cake .It is very moist.I all way's make it a day or so ahead .The longer it sit's the better it get's,

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
sugar
2 large
eggs beaten
1 can(s)
fruit cocktail in heavy syrup(15.4 oz can)
1 tsp
salt
2 tsp
baking soda
2 c
all purpose flour
1/4 c
light brown sugar
1/2
coconut
personal note::i often add a 1/4 cup of chopped marshino cherries to the batter if i have some .be sure to cut in half or fourths..
ICING
3/4 c
sugar
1/2 c
evaporated milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
coconut
3/4 c
chopped pecans or walnuts
1 stick
butter(-real butter works best )

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Sift all dry ingredients together ,then add beaten eggs and fruit cocktail with juice.Mix together. Pour in to a 9x13 inch pan that has been greased and floured or sprayed with Bakers Joy or non stick spray ,I use Bakers Joy.Sprinkle cake batter with brown sugar and coconut .Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-35 minutes ,till tooth pick test clean
2
Let cake cool for about 30 minutes .While cake is cooling make the icing.Put butter ,sugar and evaporated milk in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.Boil about 2 minutes.Remove from heat ,add vanilla extract ,coconut and nuts .Mix and spread on cooled cake.After cake and icing is totaly cooled cover with foil or if your cake pan has a cover use it.This cake is best if made a day or two before serving.This cake travels very well.
3
Photo of cake mixed up.
4
Brown sugar and cocanut toping
5
Ready for the oven.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Fruit, #easy, #Holidays, #church


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29 Comments

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Mary R Morris photosister
Jun 1, 2013
I have had it for ever ,and love it .It is one of the church,favorites.I could eat a whole one my self.That is why I only make and take.
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Tammy Hawks crazytam
Jun 1, 2013
Ive been looking for this Long time favorite recipe for a long time now and so happy to find it on here...God Bless all...Thanks so much;))Smilin here..I love this cake..Its simply Mmmm Mmmmm GOOD!!!!;))