Thursday, March 5, 2015

Oatmeal Cake

This is one of my favorite family recipes EVER. It reminds me of family reunions, loved ones and sunshine.  My mom makes this for me on special occasions.

1 C. raw oatmeal                                                                             
2 eggs
1 1/2 C. boiling water                                                                     
1 1/2 C. flour
1 C. white sugar                                                                                               
1 tsp. baking soda
1 C. brown sugar                                                                             
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C. shortening                                                                            
1 tsp. cinnamon

Mix the oatmeal and water.  Let stand 20 minutes.  Beat the two sugars and shortening together.  Add the eggs, one at a time.  Sift flour, soda, salt and cinnamon together and add to sugar and egg mixture.  Add oatmeal mixture last.  Bake at 325 degrees in 9 x 13 pan for 35-40 minutes.  While cake is still warm, spread with the frosting below:

Frosting for oatmeal cake:
6 Tbsp. butter                                                                                   
1 C. coconut
1/4 C. half & half or cream                                                           
1/2 C. brown sugar                                                                         
1 tsp. vanilla

Melt the butter, add other ingredients.  Spread on the cake and put under the broiler until brown.

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