Never a dull moment
2 cups sugar
Beat together till light yellow.
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt.
Sift together. Beat into egg mixture gradually. Batter will be very thick at this point.
Bring to a boil:
1 cup milk
1 cup butter
Put bowl in sink to help corral the spatters.
Pour hot mixture into previous mixture a little at a time, until it is all incorporated. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla.
The batter will be thin.
Bake in a greased and floured 12" x 8" x 2" pan at 350 degrees till done. Test by touching lightly with a finger.
If the cake springs back it is done - or test with a toothpick.
6 tablespoons melted butter
4 tablespoons evaporated milk
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup Angelflake coconut.
Mix and spread over "right-out-of-the-oven" cake.
Broil till bubbly and slightly brown.
Freezes well, if any is left.
My older sisters used to make this cake, possibly 75 years ago, only when we could afford the butter. Back then we counted pennies, not cholesterol. It is really tasty and has a nice texture. Quite simple to make.
An ideal pan is a throw away foil lasagna pan.