• 1970s Gooey Fruit Cocktail Cake

    This is not a terribly pretty cake, but it is an absolutely delicious one, and that’s a fact! It is an old recipe that we found in a drawer at my mother-in-law’s home, and I haven’t even rewritten it…just took a photo of what she wrote. Of course, I used butter instead of oleo, but back in the 70s, we were all about the oleo.  :)



    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    2 Responses to 1970s Gooey Fruit Cocktail Cake

    1. Bruce Nieman-Runner says:

      Fredda, this looks lovely to me… I’ve been dieting since Thanksgiving in preparation for a work trip to Paris, followed by cruise with my husband… both in January, so I could very easily shove my face into the whole cake and not come up for air until it’s gone!

      Could you please tell me, what is a #3 can? Y’all would think I would know this, but I will admit, I’ve decided not to make recipes because they called for a #3 can or a #1 can or #10 envelope! You have been so nice and given me so many great ideas, I feel certain you won’t laugh at my ignorance!

      Merry Christmas from the Heart of Georgia.

      • Fredda Jones Fredda Jones says:

        When it’s Christmas in Dixie…

        That is an OLD recipe, written down in about 1970, but I thought I could remember that a number 3 was one of the larger cans. Anyway, I used the 29 ounce can, and it worked well. Have a wonderful Christmas! Oh, and me Laugh? That would be laughable in itself. If I can manage to cook it, anyone can. :)

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