This is a good cake which can be made quickly with ingredients on hand. Don't add too much of the liquid from the fruit salad or it will be too moist to bake properly.
I baked this cake years ago. It is simply delicious! It's great for a crowd. Here is how to make the icing: 1 stick of butter 3/4 cups sugar(regular) 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1 cup flaked coconut Boil sugar, butter and milk for 2 minutes. Add coconut. Spread icing on cake while icing and cake are hot. Enjoy! - 12 Dec 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This cake is fabulous! I made it as directed, including the butter glaze another reviewer mentioned (with the exception of the coconut, as I didn't have any on hand). My kids had 3 pieces each (normal limit is one, but this cake was so good, none of us could stop eating it), and my 5yo DD exclaimed, "This is the best cake I ever tasted!" This cake doesn't disappoint - plus, it's very easy. Definitely 5 stars! - 01 May 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Do not add too much of the liquid from the fruit cocktail - will make the cake too moist to cook thoroughly - 10 Oct 2001 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)