Mom learned from my Dad's mom how to make a fresh coconut and pecan cake from scratch. At the time it seemed as though a lot of family's knew this recipe. As i recall it was basically some kind of white or butter cake that used the milk from a coconut in the batter, and the fresh coconut (and also pecans) were ground in a "meat grinder" and used in the topping. (Not sure that is exactly how it went, but that is the best memory/guess that I can come up with). The cake was always at least 3 layers tall and had to be eaten quickly because, although it was only ever made for Christmas, in the part of the South where we lived things spoiled fast! (SE Texas/SW Louisiana)
My sister and I have been searching for this recipe for some time to no avail. Any help would be wonderful!