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The Ugly Duckling Cake recipe

The Ugly Duckling Cake.

With results similar to the classic children’sstory, this ‘homely’ cake at first appears unattractive but endsup beautiful…tasting that is! This cake has been around foryears, its original source is unknown.

Another delicious recipe from our Family-FavoriteRecipes Collection.

Recipe: The Ugly DucklingCake

1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 (16-ounce) can fruit cocktail in juice, undrained
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
2 large eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

Coconut Topping:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup evaporated milk

  • Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).Lightly grease and flour 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan; set aside.
  • Combine cake mix, fruit cocktail, coconutand eggs in a large mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed with anelectric mixer for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared baking pan.
  • Sprinkle cake batter evenly with the brownsugar.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until testeddone by inserting a wooden pick into center and it comes outclean.
  • Top hot cake with Coconut Topping.
  • For Coconut Topping: Bring butter, sugarand evaporated milk to a boil in small saucepan. Cook for 2 minutes.Remove from heat and stir in coconut. Spoon over hot cake.

    Makes 12 servings.

    Cook’s Tip: For extra flavor and eye-appeal,garnish the cake with about 1/2 cup toasted coconut.

    Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12of recipe): 255.6 calories; 50% calories from fat; 14.6g totalfat; 58.6mg cholesterol; 101.5mg sodium; 158.7mg potassium; 30.3gcarbohydrates; 1.0g fiber; 21.5g sugar; 29.3g net carbs; 2.6gprotein.

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