This is my best friends recipe, Pat Sherer. She coordinates calling and cooking when her church family needs to take food. This is one of her most requested recipes. She has been my friend since she was thirteen and now we are both grandmothers. I am the sister she never had. We are real close and I love her very much. We could take a week long vacation and never get on each others nerves. I never feel like I have to entertain her and she treats me the same. That kind of good friend is hard to find.
CAKE: Combine first 4 ingredients; beat until light and fluffy. Add 7-Up and beat well. Pour into a lightly greased 9x13x2 inch cake pan (or 2 9 inch cake pans). Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 40 -45 minutes or until done when tested with tooth pick.
Remove from oven and frost with Pineapple Icing preferably while still warm.
PINEAPPLE ICING: Blend sugar and flour; combine with beaten eggs, butter, and pineapple in sauce pan, over medium high heat. May have to lower temperature when hot. Cook until THICK, remove from burner. Add coconut, stirring until blended, pour or spread over warm cake. Sprinkle with Walnuts.