Ugly Duckling Pudding Cake

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 528
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1 (18 1/4-ounce) box yellow cake mix
1 (3-ounce) box instant lemon pudding mix
1 (16-ounce) can fruit cocktail, including syrup
1 cup flaked coconut
4 eggs
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Butter Glaze:
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut


Blend all ingredients except brown sugar and nuts in large mixer bowl. Beat 4 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer. Pour into greased and floured 9x13-inch pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar and nuts. Bake at 325° for 45 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly pressed and pulls away from sides of pan. Do not underbake. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Spoon hot Butter Glaze over warm cake. Serve warm or cool, with prepared whipped topping, if desired.

For Butter Glaze:
Combine butter, sugar, and milk in saucepan; boil 2 minutes. Stir in coconut.

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Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 528
Calories from Fat: 224

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