1 2/3 cup G.M. flour, sifted (I assume G.M. is “Gold Medal”, but any flour should work.)
1 cup sugar
¼ tsp salt
2 ½ tsp baking powder
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk at room temperature
1 tsp flavoring (vanilla, almond, lemon etc.)
Sift flour, sugar, salt and baking powder together. Add shortening, milk, egg, and flavoring. Beat for two minutes. Pour into buttered and floured 8” square pan. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
Mix together three Tbl melted butter, three to four Tbl brown sugar, two Tbl cream and ½ cup coconut or one cup nuts. Spread on cake while still warm. Place very low under broiler with heat turned low. Broil until it bubbles and becomes brown. Watch carefully.