Frances Jones Elliott was my husband Rickey’s aunt and one of our very favorite people. She was a little bitty skinny thing and while I don’t think she tried to be funny, she could have you rolling in the floor almost before her story had begun. In 1978, she asked her sister-in-law, Dorothy Jones, for her hooey gooey cake recipe and wrote it down by hand on the back of a counter check. Remember those?
This year, Frances’ sister-in-law, Missy Jones, made copies of Frances’ cake recipe for all of us. What a treasure!
It looks like you will have to decide just how much vanilla, nuts, and coconut you want to use.