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Cooking Level: Expert

Living In: Corona, California, USA
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Good morning Buzz! Anyone around with experience making 'Fruit Cocktail' cake. Question about the recipe inside.

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Last updated: May 22, 2013 8:51 am
Posted: May 22, 2013 8:00 am
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May 22, 2013 8:01 am
It says 2 cups fruit cocktail but what about the juice?
May 22, 2013 8:04 am
I would drain it. I would also cut the white sugar waay back.
May 22, 2013 8:07 am
Interesting. I've only ever made the dump cake with fruit cocktail and (my memory fails me sometimes) I think it was drained but you added melted butter. There are only 2 eggs for moisture in that cake. . .I think you might need it.
May 22, 2013 8:07 am
One of the reviewers says to watch how much juice you add. I would add the entire can if you're using a brand name, possibly measure it and use about 1/3 cup if you are using a generic brand, then add until you think the batter is the right consistency. It wouldn't hurt to measure the amount of liquid in either can to get an idea of how much you're adding.
May 22, 2013 8:16 am
You want all or most of the juice but one reviewer said she had too much. But that's all the liquid except the eggs. It also has baking soda but no acid. I might add a squirt of lemon juice. It would perk up the fruit flavor, anyway.
Baking Nana
May 22, 2013 8:19 am
Thanks! Lots of things to consider!
Baking Nana
May 22, 2013 8:21 am
I bought 2 cans of fruit cocktail - never buy that stuff any more - I think I will drain it and see how much juice there really is. Oh, it is the kind in juice - not heavy syrup.
May 22, 2013 8:22 am might want to compare this recipe.
Baking Nana
May 22, 2013 8:50 am
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May 22, 2013 8:21 am
You might want to check out all of the fruit cocktail recipes as your guide!
Baking Nana
May 22, 2013 8:51 am
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