This is a recipe that was popular in the late 1930's and the 1940's. It was easy to stir up in a minute and stick in the oven, and because it was so good to eat right out of the oven. It could be put in the oven while the main course was being eaten.

1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup hot milk
1 teaspoon melted butter
2 eggs, beaten well
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix sugar, flour and baking powder. Stir in the eggs and mix well. Add hot milk, melted butter and vanilla. Pour into a greased 8 inch by 8 inch cake pan and bake 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Meanwhile, mix together:

5 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup coconut
2 tablespoons cream
1/2 cup nutmeats

Spread on cake right after you take cake from oven. Then return cake to oven under broiler and broil 1 to 2 minutes.