Emergency Cake

With broiled icing. Yep, broiled.

From a box sold in Winsted, Connecticut.

Emergency Cake

Sift 1-3/4 cups flour once before measuring.


  • Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Measure 1/3 cup softened shortening and fill cup with not too cold milk; add these and one unbeaten egg to flour mixture.

1 teaspoon flavoring [vanilla]. Beat well for 2 or 3 minutes.

Pour into greased and floured pan.

Bake 25 to 35 minutes in moderate oven (8 inch square).

Broiled Icing

3 teaspoons melted butter
5 teaspoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons cream or top milk
1/2 cup shredded coconut

Mix and spread on top of warm cake. Place low in broiler under low flave. Broil until frosting bubbles and becomes brown [colored?]. Not too brown.

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