No matter where I take this dessert it always gets raves. Men especially seem to like this dessert. Mom always took this to church potlucks along with other favorites and whenever we would have the ministers retreats they always requested it.
Combine ingredients in order listed. Mix well, but do not beat; granulated sugar, eggs, brown sugar and pineapple. Add; flour, soda and salt. Stir with spoon (do not use a mixer) only until well blended. Stir in nuts and vanilla.
Pour into greased 9x13 baking dish (I prefer glass over metal) and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
Five minutes before cake comes out of oven, mix together; granulated sugar, butter canned milk and vanilla. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 4 minutes.
As soon as cake comes out of oven, make holes at 1/2" intervals over entire surface. Slowly pour hot mixture over entire cake, making sure to get around edges, too. This cake can be wrapped and frozen. Remove from freezer and allow to thaw slowly. It will taste like you just baked it. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.