this recipe is one of my mama's favorites. i had a hard time deciding if i wanted to share any of her recipes, they are very special to me, especially now that she no longer remembers. she turned 82 on feb 17 and recently suffered yet another fall and broken hip, along with dementia. i have been remembering all the times i would call her while in the middle of preparing one of her dishes just to hear her voice and tell me if i am doing everything right, or say "how many times have i told you"! any way, it is one of her oldest recipes and i am sharing it to honor her. i hope you enjoy it
1preheat oven to 350
grease a 13x9 glass baking dish
2FOR CAKE: combine all ingredients by hand, adding some of the reserved juice,(she did not measure this so i guess at it too) pour into prepared dish. bake for 35-40 minutes.
3meanwhile for topping: in saucepan, on medium-low to medium heat, add butter and sugar, let melt completely, add milk and coconut,(IF USING NUTS ADD ALSO) stirring, cook 10 minutes. pour over warm cake, ENJOY