1 cup boiling water

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

Dash of nutmeg

Dash of salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Butter and flour a shallow 8-by-8-inch cake pan

Sift together into a mixing bowl the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.

In a separate bowl, mix the egg, milk and melted butter. Stir gently into the flour mixture to combine. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

While cake is baking, prepare the vanilla sauce. In a small saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch; add the boiling water, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes and remove from heat. Stir in butter, vanilla, nutmeg and salt. Makes approximately 1 cup.

Remove cake from oven, cut into squares and serve with warm vanilla sauce over it.