Friday, October 5, 2007

Lazy Daisey Oatmeal Cake

Oatmeal Cake
Our children attended a small parochial elementary school which did not have a cafeteria. Lunches were packed daily. I usually had something on hand that was baked to include in their lunch. The oatmeal cake had a flavor much like a pecan pie but a few thousand calories less.  This was a favorite.
1 1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Place the oatmeal in a small bowl and pour the boiling water over the oatmeal and allow to soak and cool, stir . Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, add vanilla and oatmeal. Sift together the dry ingredients. Add gradually to mixture. Bake in a 13 x 9 x 2 prepared pan for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
2 egg yolks
approximately 2 Tablespoons milk
Combine the butter, brown sugar, coconut, nuts and egg yolks and mix well. Add just enough milk to make the topping ingredients spreadable. Spread topping on cake and return to oven. Bake at 350 just until a crust forms.

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