This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 1. Published here with her permission.
Don't forget to check Shirley's blog.
(by Beverly Ross - friend)
1 box white Duncan Hines cake mix
2 - 3.5 oz. boxes Jell-O instant pistachio pudding
3 - eggs
1 - cup canola oil
1- cup 7Up soda
1/2 - cup chopped nuts (optional)
2 packages Dream Whip
1.5 - cups milk
7 - oz. Baker's Coconut
Using mixer and large mixing bowl, put in cake mix, 1 box of instant
pudding, eggs, oil, 7Up, and nuts (if desired). Beat well until smooth
(3-4 minutes at medium speed). Pour batter in greased and floured long
cake pan 13x9x2. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cool cake and
then frost with the following frosting:
In a mixing bowl, add 2 packages of Dream Whip and 1.5 cups of
milk. Whip until it forms peaks. Add other box of pistachio pudding
and mix until smooth.
Spread frosting on cake. Sprinkle coconut over the entire
top. Refrigerate overnight before serving.