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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