Velvet Crumb Cake

This easy cake reminds me of my grandma and cold days. It rained today and just felt like the kind of day for this cake. I always double the frosting (that's the best part, right?)! It's crumbly, but light and delicious!

1 Tablespoon butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup flour (sifted)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a small saucepan bring milk and butter to a boil. Set aside to cool a bit, while mixing the other ingredients.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl beat eggs until thick. Add sugar and vanilla. Stir egg mixture into milk and butter mixture. Slowly add these liquid ingredients to the flour mixture - stirring as mixtures are combined. Beat well.
Pour batter into shortening greased 9" square cake pan. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes.

Broiled Topping:
1/2 c. coconut
1/3 c. brown sugar
3 T. margarine, softened
2 T. milk

Spread topping over cake. Set oven control to broil. Broil about 3 inches from heat for about 3 minutes or until golden (watch carefully).

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