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Ingredients

2 eggs
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 can (17 ounces) fruit cocktail, undrained
2-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/3 cups flaked coconut
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

GLAZE:
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup walnuts

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 17-1/4x11-inch jelly-roll pan. Beat eggs and sugar in large mixer bowl at high speed until light and fluffy.

Add fruit cocktail, flour, soda, salt and vanilla. Mix well. Spread in pan. Sprinkle with coconut and nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. While hot drizzle with glaze.

Heat all glaze ingredients together and drizzle over top.

Darrin Hemphill
Annawan



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