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Ugly Duckling Cake I

Ugly Duckling Cake I

"Yellow cake mix, canned fruit cocktail, coconut, and nuts blend in this recipe that may look a bit 'ugly,' but tastes great."
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servings 303 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 303 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.1g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 261 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Combine cake mix, undrained fruit, 1 cup coconut and eggs.
  2. Blend; beat at medium speed for 2 minutes and pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
  3. Sprinkle with brown sugar and nuts. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Bring butter, sugar and milk to a boil. Boil 1 minute. Stir in 1/2 cup coconut. Spoon over warm cake. Top with prepared whipped topping, if desired.

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  1. 62 Ratings

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When I was making this cake, I thought after putting the Brown sugar and pecans on top of the batter and putting it in the oven that I was absolutely going to hate this cake. First. the only a...

Most helpful critical review

Tastes good but way too much sugar for me. I used the Splenda sweetened fruit cocktail but it was still too much for me.

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When I was making this cake, I thought after putting the Brown sugar and pecans on top of the batter and putting it in the oven that I was absolutely going to hate this cake. First. the only a...

Mmmmm. Someone made this for our craft group last week, I loved it and found the recipe on this site. They served it with the whipped topping and it seemed far too sweet (I have a sweet tooth)...

WONDERFUL!!!! My whole family loved this cake!! I omitted the coconut (didnt have any). When I mixed the fruit,eggs and cake mix all my fruit got blended up. I wanted fruit in the cake so I add...

This cake is Wonderful. I have made it now with differant cake mixes,,,the yellow, lemon, pineapple & white as the base. All work out nicely. I wanted a bit more fruit so I added in a small can ...

This is an awesome recipe, the family ate it up and requested another one. I substituted coconut milk since I was out of evaporated milk and it was still awesome. This moist, fruity and yummy c...

Someone gave me a recipe for this cake and I couldn't find it anymore. This one did the trick. Always a big hit, didn't last long at my house. Will make again. I ran out of milk, and used ap...

I really enjoyed this tasty way to use a can of fruit cocktail (which is how I found this recipe.. I looked up things that utilized fruit cocktail) and I would make it again in a heartbeat! As a...

Delicious and easy. The only thing I think I would do is double the sauce at the end next time to get more glaze. But perfect nonetheless.

I made this cake yesterday and it is delicious. I poked holes in the top after it was done and poured the glaze over it. After an hour or so, it was bliss! I preferred eating it with whipped cre...

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