This cake was born on the bayou. It has a caramel pecan sauce that soaks into the cake..
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan.
2 In a large bowl, sift together flour, 1 1/2 cup sugar, salt and baking soda. Add eggs, pineapple and juice. Mix at low speed until well blended.
3 Pour batter into prepared 9×13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes or until done. Have topping ready when cake is done.
4 To Make Topping: In a saucepan, combine milk, 3/4 cup sugar and butter. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add pecans and coconut and combine. Remove from heat.
5 When cake comes out of the oven, Pour on the topping and carefully spread on while cake is still hot.