Pella Chronicle

February 26, 2013

Oatmeal Cake

By Clint Brown
The Chronicle

Pella —

Ingredients

CAKE
1 1/4 c water, boiling
1 c oatmeal, old fashioned, uncooked
1/2 c butter
1 c sugar
1 c brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
TOPPING
1/2 c butter
2 c coconut
1 c nuts (finely chopped)
1 1/2 c brown sugar, firmly packed
8-10 Tbsp evaporated milk
 

Directions

1
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Pour boiling water over oatmeal and set aside for 20 minutes.
2
Cream butter and sugars, add eggs. Beat well.
3
Add vanilla and oatmeal mixture. Add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix well. Put in greased 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 30 minutes.
4
For Topping: Melt butter and add coconut, nuts, brown sugar, and milk. Mix well. Frost cake when you take it out of the oven, and broil until the top is brown. (Watch it carefully so it doesn't burn.)