Oatmeal Cake

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup uncooked regular or quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar, divided
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 to 2 cups flaked coconut
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/3 cup milk


Stir together 1 1/2 cups boiling water and oats; let stand 20 minutes.

Beat 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup brown sugar in a large bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; add cinnamon and next 3 ingredients, beating well.

Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt just until moistened; beat in oatmeal. Pour batter into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Combine remaining 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, coconut, and remaining ingredients in a bowl; spread over warm cake.

Broil 8 inches from heat 2 to 3 minutes or until golden.

March 2001
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