Creole Loaf Cake

Ingredients
2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. oil
2 eggs
2 c. flour
2 tbsp. cocoa
Dash of salt
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. soda
1 c. boiling water
Preparation:
Mix first 3 ingredients. Add eggs. Sift flour, cocoa, salt and add alternately with buttermilk. Add soda dissolved in boiling water. Pour into greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. TOPPING: Mix in saucepan 3/4 stick oleo, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup canned milk, 1/2 cup pecans and 1 cup coconut. Melt. Pour over hot cake and place in oven until bubbling.