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ugly duckling cake with pecans

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Julia Ferguson
Greenwood, IN

I orginally got this recipe from a Readers Digest, but I do not remember what year, probably late 70's. Very moist yellow cake with a moist coconut pecan topping. The kind you would use on a german chocolate cake. This cake is wonderful served with a dollop of cool whip or whipped cream on top.

(2 ratings)
yield 6 or more
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For ugly duckling cake with pecans

  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix
  • 1 16 oz
    can fruit cocktail
  • 2 1/3 c
  • 2
  • 1/2 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    evaporated milk
  • cool whip or whipped cream (optional)

How To Make ugly duckling cake with pecans

  • 1
    Combine cake mix, undrainded fruit cocktail, 1 cup coconut and eggs. Blend; beat at medium speed for 2 minutes and pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar and nuts. Bake at 325 degrees F. for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • 2
    Bring butter, sugar and evaporated milk to a boil. Boil 1 minute. Stir in remaining coconut, spoon over warm cake. Serve with whipped topping if desired.