*My Dad (Edward Kielpikowski) loved to make this cake for company, potlucks, and for just general eating. He always said it was easy to remember because it took 2 of everything. That is almost true with the exception of salt and nuts - their measurement is 1/2 and the can of pineapple, but it was a 20 oz can. :) Most of the time my parents served this without the rich frosting as that made it deadly - just kidding, but it is certainly "rich" enough without it... LOL This recipe came from my Mom's Aunt Estelle (Melton) .
1CAKE: Combine dry ingredients; add remaining ingredients and mix by hand.
2Bake in a 9 x 13 prepared pan at 350 degrees for approximately 30-45 minutes. Do not over bake or it will be rubbery, but still delicious :)
3FROSTING: Mix well and spread on cake in pan. Enjoy!
* If you would like to save calories, instead of using the frosting, just sprinkle top of cake with a bit of powdered sugar and enjoy!
* There is NO milk, butter, or oil in the cake.
* You may add other fruits or coconut if you like: some suggestions are: dried cranberries, raisins, currants, tub of mixed dried fruit, and even fresh blueberries.
* I suggest that you may cut the sugar to 1 cup as it is very sweet. I often cut the sugar in recipes.