Ugly Duckling Cake II

Ugly Duckling Cake II


"This is also called Fruit Cocktail Cake. It originally called for 2 cups of sugar, but I found it too sweet and cut it to 1 cup."


servings 285 cals
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Original recipe yields 15 servings



  • Calories:
  • 285 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.6g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 318 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Sift together flour, 1 cup sugar, salt, and baking soda. Beat 2 eggs and pour over dry mixture. Add fruit cocktail. Stir together.
  2. Grease and flour pan. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 45 minutes.
  3. Over low heat, cook together 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup butter or margarine and coconut. Pour over cake while still hot.
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  1. 16 Ratings


This cake was great, I did a few things different. I put the fruit cocktail in the food processor first to make the chunks smaller. I omitted the coconut and poked holes in the cake before I pou...

This cake is awesome! I found it while looking for a cake that starts with "U" (don't ask), and was pretty skeptical. Now it is in our permanent recipe box. My husband even asked for it for h...

This is my new Favorite cake!! i made it in a bundt pan,& it was not "ugly" at all! i used a can of lite cherry pie filling & a can (drained) of pinappple tidbits in place of fruit cup (used wha...

This is extemely sweet so if you are craving pure sugar, go for it. I will not be making this again, sorry.

I know this recipe as Fruit Cocktail Cake, and have been making it for quite was passed on to me from a friend via a lovely old lady. I usually use 2 cups of white sugar in the ca...

Definitely a winner! My boyfriend isn't a fan of cake and he took two HUGE portions. One slight change for next time. Cut back a tad on the sauce it overwhelmed and nearly drowned my cake. It wa...

Very simple! Wasn't sure how long to cook the topping so I waited til it boiled a bit. Can't wait to give pineapple a try! Had it warm this evening and will try it cold tomorrow.

Love it! Very moist. I made it in an 8x8 dish and there was a bit too much coconut in the sauce, so next time I make it I'll put some of the coconut right in the cake. Also, I used tropical fr...

Very nice cake. Used pecans rather than walnuts. Served it with whipped cream with very little sugar added. Was very much enjoyed by all who had it. Will make again if ever I have canned fruit...