This is a yummy recipe for Oatmeal Cake. It’s very easy to make, and turns out delicious and moist. I used a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
Ingredients for the cake –
· 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
· 1 ½ cups hot water
· 1 cup white sugar
· 1 cup brown sugar
· ½ cup butter (room temperature)
· 2 eggs (beat the eggs)
· 1-1/3 cups flour (plain)
· 1 teaspoon baking soda
· 1 teaspoon cinnamon
· ½ teaspoon salt
Ingredients for the topping –
· ¾ cup butter
· 1 ½ cups brown sugar
· 1 ½ tablespoons evaporated milk
· 1 ½ cups coconut (I used Bakers)
· ½ teaspoon Vanilla flavoring
· 1 ½ to 2 cups chopped pecans (optional, but really adds to the yummy-ness)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9 dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Combine the oatmeal and water and let it moisten while you prepare the rest of the ingredients for the cake.
Cream the butter and both sugars. Mix in the eggs.
In another bowl, mix the flour, the baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add half the flour mixture to the creamed butter/sugar mixture, then mix in the moistened oatmeal and then the remainder of the flour mixture. Be sure to mix between these additions.
Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake 'til done, about 35-40 minutes. I usually check it with a toothpick to be sure it is baked through, and then I let the cake cool a short while before mixing the topping.
When you get ready to make the ooey gooey topping, turn on your oven to broil. In a saucepan, add your butter, brown sugar and evaporated milk and vanilla. Bring it to a boil while stirring. Boil for one minute. Remove from burner. Stir in the pecans and then the coconut. Pour it over the cake and spread it over. Then put it in the oven to broil for one minute.
After letting it sit for a while (to soak in the topping), I love to eat mine with a glass of cold milk. Give this yummy cake a try, it’s so easy to make, and great to take to gatherings.