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Ugly Duckling Cake

(by Laney Rosen)

13 - 15 oz. box yellow cake mix

16 oz. can fruit cocktail with juice

2 medium eggs, beaten

1 c. shredded sweetened coconut

1 t. vanilla

1/2 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. white sugar

1/2 c. butter or margarine

1/2 c. evaporated milk

optional: sprinkles

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Combine cake mix, fruit cocktail, eggs, 1/2 c. coconut, and vanilla, beating well.

Pour into a greased 9 x 13 in. pan, and sprinkle brown sugar over all.

Bake for 45 minutes.

Combine white sugar, butter or margarine, and evaporated milk in saucepan, and bring to a boil.

Remove from heat and punch holes in cake with a straw.

Poor sugar mixture over cake, and sprinkle remaining coconut over the top.

Add optional sprinkles for decoration.

(Read Dumpster Diving, the story that accompanies this recipe.)

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