My Mother made this cake when I was a kid. She also gave it it's name, I assume. She made the cake batter from scratch, but I find that a packaged cake mix is easier. Most of the time she made it to take to family reunions or other socials. My children and Grand kids love it.
Prepare cake mix per directions on package. Pour into a greased 9" by 13" by 2 1/2" baking pan. Bake per package instructions.
While cake is baking, prepare topping using the remaining ingredients. Place butter or margarine in a small sauce pan on low heat, add brown sugar, vanilla and milk and cook until well mixed and smooth. Add salt, nuts and coconut. stir until mixed then leave on very low heat until cake is done.
Remove cake from the oven and spread topping mixture on top of cake.
Turn on the oven broiler unit. Place cake back in oven and broil until lightly browned. Watch closely so as not to let the topping burn.
Remove cake from oven and let cool before cutting.