Original Ugly Duckling Cake

1
Paula Todora

By
@ptodora

From the early 70s, this cake is easy and moist. Made with a cake mix and canned fruit cocktail, it's really not ugly at all.

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1
    yellow cake mix
  • 1 can(s)
    16 ounces fruit cocktail in heavy syrup
  • 2 1/2 c
    sweetened coconut
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    canned evaporated milk (not sweetened condensed milk)

How to Make Original Ugly Duckling Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add cake mix, fruit cocktail with syrup, 1 cup of the coconut and the eggs. Mix on medium low for 2 minutes, or until well blended. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake 45 minutes, or until set but don't overbake.
  3. While cake is cooking, make topping by heating the butter, sugar and milk on medium low in a saucepan, stirring occasionally. Once it boils, boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add remaining coconut. Pour over hot cake when removed from oven. Serve warm or cool.

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About Original Ugly Duckling Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids




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