Failsafe Recipes: Sweet things, biscuits, desserts

American Crumb-topped Coffeecake

1-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup margarine, melted
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Crumb Topping: In small bowl, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup soft butter or margarine; mix lightly with fork until crumbly.

Preheat oven to 190’C and grease 8 inch X 8 inch X 2 inch baking pan. Make batter by sifting flour with baking powder and salt and set aside. In a medium bowl, beat egg with a rotary beater until frothy; then beat in sugar and butter until well combined. Add milk and vanilla. With wooden spoon, beat in flour mixture until well combined. Pour into prepared pan and sprinkle with topping. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool partially, in pan, on wire rack. - Linda