• 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.  :)

    FRUIT COCKTAIL CAKE

    FRUIT COCKTAIL CAKE RECIPE

    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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