Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 3 cake pans.
For cake: Combine all dry ingredients. Add milk, oil, asnd eggs one at a time. Mix thoroughly using .an elecrtric mixer. Blend in strawberries by hand, Add coconut and pecans. Bake in 3 prepared pans for about 30 minutes. Cool layers completely before adding filling.
Filling: Cream butter and sugar. Add strawberries by hand. Add pecans and coconut. Spread between layers and on top of cake.