My Mom used to make this and I still make this pudding like cake. During the baking the batter rises to the top and a pudding like sauce forms underneath the crust. There is also a lemon version.
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter one 2 quart casserole dish.
2 Sift the flour, white sugar and baking powder together. Add the raisins and stir in the milk. Spoon batter into the prepared dish.
3 Combine the brown sugar, boiling water, butter and vanilla. Gently pour over the batter. Do not stir.
4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Serve warm.