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mama's texas tornado cake aka fruit cocktail cake

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Cathy Smith
Cooper now in Columbus Ga., TX

My mama made this often during the holidays. She always left the nuts out cause I had an allergic reaction to a nut when I was little. So only in the last few years have I given some nuts a try, the only two i have not tried was cashews and brazil nuts. However, I just do not have a desire now to eat nuts but this can be made with or without nuts.

★★★★★ 4
serves 10
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mama's texas tornado cake aka fruit cocktail cake

  • 2 lg
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 can
    fruit cocktail
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2/3 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1 stick
  • 1
    (7 ounce) can coconut

How To Make mama's texas tornado cake aka fruit cocktail cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • 2
    Beat eggs and sugar. Add fruit cocktail with the juice. Mix salt, flour and baking soda together and add to creamed mixture. Pour into pan.
  • 3
    Sprinkle nuts over cake and pat down gently, Sprinkle the brown sugar over all. Bake at 375 for 30-45 minutes until down. Remove from Oven and sprinkle coconut in an even layer over cake.
  • 4
    Bring icing ingredients to a boil, and pour icing over hot cake.

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