I probably had this for the first time about 50 years ago. I used to look at people who said that in wonder. And here I am. I really am that old. Anyway, use a blender or food processor to crumb the vanilla wafers and chop the pecans.
Vanilla Wafer Cake
2 sticks butter ½ cup milk
1 ½ cup sugar 1 TBS vanilla
1 (12-oz) box vanilla wafers 2 pkgs. Coconut
4 eggs 2 cups chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 325. Spray or grease pan. Cream butter and sugar, add 1 egg at a time. Add crushed wafers, alternating with milk. Add pecans and coconut. Bake in tube or Bundt pan for 1½ hours. Remove and cool on wire rack.
This is an old Southern recipe and is rich, dense and yummy. It’s also good baked and small loaf pans and given as gifts.