Prep Time
20 Mins
Stand Time
20 Mins
Bake Time
30 Mins
Broil Time
5 Mins
Cool Time
4 Hours
Makes 12 to 15 servings

Don't be tempted by the aroma of the warm cake; let it cool completely after broiling so the topping has time to melt and stick to the tender cake layer.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Place oats and butter in bowl of an electric mixer. Pour 1 1/4 cups boiling water over oat mixture; cover and let stand 20 minutes.

Step 2

Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Step 3

Add eggs, 1 at a time, to oat mixture, beating at medium speed just until blended after each addition. Gradually add sugars, beating just until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, beating just until blended. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan.

Step 4

Bake for 26 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. (Cake will begin to pull away from sides of pan.) Remove cake from oven; increase oven temperature to broil.

Step 5

Spoon Brown Sugar-Pecan or Brown Sugar-Walnut Topping onto warm cake. Gently spread topping over cake using back of a spoon.

Step 6

Broil cake 3 inches from heat 3 to 5 minutes or until sugar is bubbly and lightly browned. Let cake cool completely (about 3 to 4 hours).

Ratings & Reviews

aubiechic's Review

February 07, 2009

Jillanne's Review

December 08, 2008
I made this yesterday for a little tea party and got rave reviews. It is better than the one I had used for years so will replace it.