Sunday, February 8, 2015

Oatmeal Cake

My husband always wants this cake for his birthday and I am happy to make it . I think this is one of the most moist cakes I make. This recipe is an old family recipe and I am so glad I have it. Sean likes the topping a little crunchy and I like it a little chewy. This can be achieved by rotating the cake while broiling. I will explain in the recipe. Hope you give this one a try very soon!

1 1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup oatmeal
Combine the water and oatmeal and let stand for 20 minutes.

Cream together:
1 stick softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
add 2 beaten eggs
Mix in oatmeal.

1 1/3 cup flour
1 t cinnamon
1 t soda
Beat slow.

Bake in a 9x13 pan at 325' for 30 minutes. Once cake has baked remove from oven and turn broiler on.

1 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter
1/4 cream
1 cup coconut

Mix all ingredients together in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Immediately pour over cake and return to oven. Broil until light golden brown. We like ours a little darker so I broil a little longer. I rotate my pan so part of the cake has a crunchy topping and part has a chewy topping. Keep an eye on the cake or it will burn!!!!