Pour melted butter in a 9" cake pan.
Sprinkle with brown sugar, coconut and almonds.
Cream shortening, and sugar well.
Add egg and beat well.
Sift dry ingredients together and add, alternately to sugar-egg mixture, with milk and vanilla.
Pour carefully over base and spread evenly.
Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes.
Invert immediately on serving dish - leave for 3 or 4 minutes before lifting off the pan