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.