Saturday, April 4, 2009

Fruit Cocktail Cake

My Aunt Mary made this cake every year for my Grandpa's birthday. I was never allowed to eat any because it was ALL for my Grandpa. Banning a child from something sweet, what an unrealistic thought ;) Well now I can make the cake and eat all I want, not that I would, never mind my post about Pineapple Upside Down Cake. This is "What's Cookin" on Beaty's Creek today.


2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 t baking soda
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
1- 15 oz can fruit cocktail

Mix all of the ingredients together and bake in a 9x13 pan at 350' for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool slightly and ice with the following icing.


2 sticks of butter
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup cream
1 t vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup coconut

Heat butter, cream, and sugar over medium heat until it boils, once boiling, boil for 3 minutes and remove from heat and add vanilla, pecans, and coconut. Mix well and then pour over warm cake. Let cake cool completely before cutting.