truvy’s cuppa cuppa cake

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“It’s a cuppa flour, a cuppa sugar, a cuppa fruit cocktail with the juice. Mix it and bake it till brown and bubbly. Serve it with ice cream to cut the sweetness.” ~ Truvy (played by Dolly Parton in the movie ‘Steel Magnolias’)

I watched Steel Magnolias a few nights ago and was intrigued by the simple recipe for “Cuppa Cuppa” Cake that the hair stylist, Truvy, is describing at the beginning of the movie. It sounded so simple and so good, I decided to make one for TeaTime Tuesday. What could be more perfect than a bit of “cuppa” cake for teatime?

1 cup self-rising flour

1 cup sugar

1 can fruit cocktail with the juice (15 oz. can)

butter for pan

unsweetened, fresh whipping cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously butter a square, glass cake pan (8×8) or a deep dish, glass pie plate. Combine flour, sugar and fruit cocktail with the juice until just moistened and evenly mixed. Pour into buttered dish and spread evenly with a rubber spatula. Bake until golden brown, warm and bubbly… 30 to 45 minutes.

Scoop into teacups and top with a big dollop of the unsweetened whipped cream.



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  9 comments for “truvy’s cuppa cuppa cake

  1. Maria Zdazenski
    November 6, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    absolutely glorious! thank you for sharing with us….

    • Melissa
      November 7, 2012 at 8:35 am

      so pleased you like it Maria! enjoy πŸ™‚

  2. November 6, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Just lovely, Melissa! I don’t know why I haven’t thought about making this. i’ve seem Steel Magnolias ,ore than once!

    • Melissa
      November 7, 2012 at 8:35 am

      that’s exactly what I thought as I was watching the movie! such a great little recipe, and super easy! enjoy Jackie πŸ™‚

  3. Angela D'Onne Smith
    November 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Yes this is really sweet but oh so nice. We’ve made it for years here. I substitute canned peaches for fruit cocktail and it is heavenly.

    • Melissa
      November 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      oh! I bet it’s really good with the canned peaches! thanks for the idea, and thanks for visiting! xo

  4. April 30, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I must try this. Love the idea of serving it in a teacup, especially for a Steel Magnolias creative challenge I am hosting right now.
    Thank you.

    • Melissa
      April 30, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      Hi Marcia! So happy you like the recipe! thanks for stopping by! xo πŸ™‚ enjoy

  5. October 18, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Doesn’t matter if it’s a boy or a girl, we’ll name them Shelby.

    My bff is my daughter Shelby. Love this post and obviously LOVE this movie. xo my friend.

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