Coconut Upside Down Cake

1/4 cup butter
2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
whipping cream( optional)

Mix together 1/4 cup butter with coconut and brown sugar. Press into bottom of a 9×9 square pan**.

In separate bowl beat together 1/4 cup butter with white sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Beat in 1/2 cup flour. Add milk and vanilla. Beat well. Add remaining 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat on high speed for 3-5 minutes. Spread batter over coconut mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until cake is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean, when inserted in center of cake. Immediately invert pan on serving dish. Serve warm or cold with a dollop of whipped cream.

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