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Texas Tornado Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Debbie Bader

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups canned fruit with juice (you can use peaches, pears, fruit cocktail) cut into chunks
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped nuts

Icing
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup evaporated milk
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup flaked coconut

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 325.
Mix together sugar, eggs, canned fruit and juice, baking soda and flour. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 baking pan. Combine brown sugar and nuts, sprinkle over batter. Bake for 40 minutes. While cake is baking you can make the icing. Combine the margarine, evaporated milk, brown sugar and coconut, boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Spoon icing over warm cake to allow the cake to absorb most of the icing. Cool and cut into squares.

 

 

 

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