The sauce is a simple one from How to Cook Everything, and the cake is from a recipe that has been in my parents' recipe box for as long as I can remember, called "Easy-Mix One Bowl Cake." It goes like this:
In a large bowl, combine and mix well:
4 cups flour
1 1/3 cup sugar
5 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups milk
1/4 cup oil or soft butter
Stir well, then add an additional 1/2 cup milk and 4 eggs and mix again. Bake in an oiled-then-floured cake pan at 375 F for 30 minutes.
Serve on a warm spring evening with a cup of good English tea. Yum!