I am sure there are similar cake recipes out there with other names but this one is from a lady, Ethel Mae Creasy Kirk, that I worked with in 1965 and I have always called it Effie' s cake. Simply delicious.
Melt marshmallows in pineapple juice and set aside to cool. Add vanilla to mixture
break up cake and put in large dish. I use 9 x 13. Mix cherries, nuts and pineapple together and add to cooled marshmallow mixture. Whip cream and fold in the marshmallow mixture. Mix about 1-1/2 cups of mixture into cake and the rest of mixture on top of cake and top with coconut. Refrigerate