Ugly Duckling Cake

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Shelled walnuts (unknown which specific variety)

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Cake recipe based on a Duncan Hines yellow cake mix.





  • 1 pkg. Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
  • 1 pkg. Jello lemon instant pudding
  • 1 (16 oz.) can fruit cocktail
  • 1 c. Angel Flake coconut
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 c. Mazola oil
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. walnuts, chopped



Blend cake mix and instant lemon filling together with mixer. Add fruit cocktail, coconut and oil, then beat eggs until foamy and add to cake mixture. Pour into 13 x 9 inch greased cake pan. Sprinkle 1/2 cup light brown sugar and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts over batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.




  • 1/2 c. butter or oleo
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. evaporated milk



Mix oleo, granulated sugar and evaporated milk. Boil for 2 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups coconut. Pour on top of cake (when cooled).


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