This hot milk cake recipe is a very basic cake that you can make up easily and serve on those days that you feel you'd like to have a fresh dessert to go along with dinner.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease and flour a 9 inch square baking pan with butter.
Beat eggs and sugar together until mixture has thickened and is a pale yellow. Stir in vanilla. Set aside.
Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to egg mixture and mix until completely incorporated. Set aside.
In a small pot heat up milk and butter until its just starting to boil. Remove from heat, while mixing the batter gradually add hot milk till its incorporated.
Pour batter into prepared baking pan bake for 20 - 25 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Set to cool, once cool enough to touch turn cake out of pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.
In the the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter until fluffy.
On medium speed using the whisk attachment, add the sugar and cream until all is incorporated. Add the vanilla and turn the mixer to high. whip for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Stir in shredded coconut.
Spread frosting on top of cake. Sprinkle brown sugar and shredded coconut. Serve.