In bowl combine nuts, sugar and coconut, set aside. In amixing bowl combine the next 7 ingredients..In a small bowl combine eggs, milk, water and apples, add to flour mixture, mix well.
Pour into a greased 9 by 13 pan, sprinkle with nut mixture, bake at 325F oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or til when a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove cake from ovev...In a saucepan combine the topping ingreddients cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved and mix thickens slightly about 8 to 10 minutes. poke holes with a fork on top of hot cake..cool on wire rack.