My mom has been visiting. We have been having all sorts of fun making things and cooking. Today we worked on a brick shirt for Spud 3 and she baked a cake. Not just any cake, my favorite oatmeal cake. It is a recipe she clipped from a magazine years ago. I have no idea what the source is. *
1 1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup oats
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanill
1 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Lazy Daisy Frosting
1/4 melted butter or margarine
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 Tbsp milk
1/3 cup chopped nuts
3/4 cup flaked or shredded coconut
For cake, pour boiling water over oats; cover and let stand 20 minutes. Beat butter until creamy; gradually add sugars and beat until fluffy. Blend in vanilla and eggs. Add oats mixture; mix well. Sift together flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add to creamed mixture. Mix well.
Pour batter into well greased and floured 9 inch square pan. Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 degrees F) for 50 to 55 minutes. Do not remove from pan.
For frosting. Combine all ingredients. Spread evenly over cake. Broil until frosting becomes bubbly. Cake may be served warm or cold.
Note, the recipe calls for half and half, Mom uses milk. The recipe makes a very tall cake in the 9x9 pan. Mom prefers to put it in a 9 x 13 pan. I will probably double the frosting recipe in a pan that size.
*As always if you know tell me and I will give proper credit.