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Grandmother Beasley's Fruit Cocktail Cake Recipe

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Rona Watts
Added: Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Cake ingredients:
1 Lg can fruit cocktail in heavy syrup, Do not drain
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten

1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
1 small evaporated milk
1 Tbsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350F
Mix together all cake ingredients. Pour into a
13x9x2 inch pan. Mix pecans and brown sugar together and sprinkle on top of cake. Bake 1 hour.
About 10 minutes before cake is done, combine the topping ingredients in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Cool. Add vanilla. Pour over cake. Cool. Refrigerate.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is the one recipe I remember my grandmother made. I loved it.




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