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Ingredients

2 eggs
2 cups of sugar
1 can (30 ounces) fruit cocktail, drained
2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup brown sugar
Whipping cream

Instructions

In large mixing bowl wisk the eggs with a fork until blended. Add sugar and stir with spoon until mixture is a smooth pale yellow. Add the well-drained fruit cocktail. Mix well. In a separate bowl sift flour, salt and baking soda together. Add it to the fruit mixture a third at a time, until all is mixed in well. Pour into a greased 9x13-inch cake pan. Sprinkle with the cup of brown sugar evenly over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Cool before cutting into squares. Serve with whipped cream. Serves about 18 pieces; 2x3 inches.

Dee Lochrie
Moline




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