I've seen this around for years but it seemed a little weird to me but... finally decided to try it. Super easy and surprisingly it came together. Now I know why it's survived for so long. Oldie but goodie here.
1 ½ c sugar
2 c flour
1 c ch nuts
2 c fruit cocktail with syrup (16oz can) - I used Very Cherry Cocktail
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 c brown sugar
Preheat pan to 325º Spray a 9x13" pan and set aside.
Combine sugar, eggs, fruit cocktail, baking soda and flour, mix until blended. Pour into prepared 9x13" pan. Combine brown sugar and nuts, sprinkle all over top. Bake for 40 minutes and make your icing.
1 stick of butter
1 c coconut
3/4 c ben sugar
½ c evaporated milk
Throw it all into a saucepan and boil for about 2 minutes, stirring the whole time. Spoon over hot cake. Let it cool completely, its even better the next day :)