Mom got this recipe from a friend in the mid 1950's. We grew up eating and loving it. It's a custom in our house to make it when the fall apples ripen. It's excellent any time of the year, but to us this was a "fall" recipe. In 1995 I posted this on the Internet. I received many emails and one was from a lady in Canada who said her husband didn't like coconut and so she substituted raisins. It was her husbands favorite cake. There's lots of recipes of this cake on the web now with many variations. So now I'm posting the same recipe again 20 years later. Enjoy!