3 cups white sugar 1 cup butter 1/2 cup shortening 5 eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon lemon extract 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup butter 3 eggs 1 cup flaked coconut 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice 1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
2 Cream the 1 cup butter or margarine, shortening and 3 cups white sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one a time beating well after each addition.
3 Beat in the flour, lemon extract and lemon-lime soda. Mix well and pour batter into the prepared pan.
4 Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 1 hour.
5 To Make Icing: In a saucepan combine the 1 1/2 cups white sugar, 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 3 eggs, coconut, pineapple and nuts. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture is thick. Pour over cake while cake is still hot and icing is bubbling.
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