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Grandmother Hamilton's Fruit Cocktail Cake

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This recipe is from Lee Verne Smith's mother. I remember my grandmother making this cake . I have a recipe writing in Grandmother Hamilton's handwriting.

Ingredients You'll Need

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 cups fruit cocktail with liquid
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 stick margarine
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup coconut



1 Put shortening, sugar, flour, soda and eggs in bowl; mix.. Put in a floured pan 9x 13 pan

2 Add fruit cocktail and mix lightly.

3 Sprinkle coconut and brown sugar on top of doug and bake at 350 degrees. Cool and leave in pan.


1 Boil sugar, milk, and butter for 1 minute. Add vanilla and coconut. Beat slightly and put on cake while warm

Oven Temperature: 350°F

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