Nanny's Coffee Cake

I found this recipe on a very brown spotted piece of paper in a pile I got from my husband's aunt. A note said it was "Nanny's" which is my husbands grandmother. The recipe did not list the amount of flour. I have found so many recipes from "Nanny" where the amount of flour is not listed. I guess she just "knew" how much!!! Well, I searched around the internet for a recipe that had similar amounts of the rest of the ingredients and found one close, which was 2 cups flour. Nanny literally had great...great...grandparents that came over on the Mayflower, so her recipes all have that "colonial" american feel. I've also posted her "Baked Brown Bread" and "Supper Gingerbread". They sure sound to me like recipes that might have been handed down for several generations. You can find more about her and more of her recipes in my heirloom section.

1/4 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

1 egg

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups flour

TOPPING:

1/2 cup sugar or brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup butter, softened

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour 9 inch round pan. In large bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg. Beat in flour, baking powder and salt, alternately with milk. Pour batter into prepared pan. In small bowl combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over batter. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.