A great cake made from scratch!
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 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
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
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.
Beat in the flour, lemon extract and lemon-lime soda. Mix well and pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 1 hour.
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.