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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake

Oatmeal Cake


  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x

Description

This old-fashioned oatmeal cake might not win any beauty awards, but one bite and it will instantly become a family favorite!


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Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Topping

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine the water and the oatmeal and allow to soak while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  3. Cream together the butter and both sugars. Beat in the eggs. In another bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add half of the flour to the creamed butter mixture, followed by the soaked oatmeal, then the remaining flour, mixing between additions. Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake until set, 35-40 minutes.
  4. For the topping, turn the oven to broil. Combine the butter, brown sugar and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, while stirring. Boil for one minute. Stir in the coconut. Pour over the cake, spread, then broil for one minute.