this weekend was my hubby's birthday, and i make his favorite cake for him every year. it is the best cake recipe i have, i think! even my stepdad, who has a different idea every year for his birthday cake, said this year, "maybe we might just have to do this one for my cake of choice for birthdays, too!" it is a pretty old recipe, i clipped it from a magazine in the 80's, and i know it has been around even longer than that! 'rave reviews coconut cake'...mmmm!