Coconut Cake [split from Austin]
(Note: this was split from the Austin board at: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/530036#3791837 -- The Chowhound Team).
Forget buying one- bake one! My family makes this for every special occasion. Just make sure you use cake flour and toast the coconut and pecans before adding them. Add additional toasted pecans and toasted coconut as decoration on top of the icing. Totally worth it!