Lately, it seems like I’ve been so busy. I’ve been wanting to sneak in a little sewing time but haven’t managed to do so. I have a bunch of stuff to mend and my husband has put in an order for a bag to house his George Foreman Grill, which he loves.
Here’s a wonderful recipe for Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake. The topping is fabulous, my kids especially love it. This cake is a really nice change from your average everyday cake. I hope your family loves it as much as my family does. Oatmeal Cake is very moist, the ultimate coffee cake, and a great way to sneak in a little oatmeal. It’s worth the effort. Enjoy!
Oatmeal Cake with Topping
- 1 1/4 cups boiling water
- 1 cup unprepared quick cooking oatmeal
- 1 stick butter or margarine
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Topping (see below for recipe)
In a small pot boil water and add the quick cooking oatmeal. Stir, remove from heat and let sit for 30 minutes.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl beat butter until fluffy, add sugars and beat until combined. Add in vanilla and eggs. Beat until well blended. Add in cooled oatmeal.
In another bowl combine flour, baking powder & soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir to combine.
Beat flour mixture into egg/sugar mixture, until combined.
Pour oatmeal cake batter into a 9 x 13 baking pan sprayed with nonstick spray. Spread the batter out evenly.
Bake 30-35 minutes.
Top with coconut Oatmeal Cake Topping recipe below and broil until topping golden brown and bubbly. Watch this very carefully! Check every minute or so.
Coconut Oatmeal Cake Topping
- 5 tablespoons softened butter
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- 3/4 cup flaked coconut
In a small saucepan combine all Oatmeal Cake topping ingredients. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until butter is melted and all ingredients are combined.
If you do a lot of baking like I do then a KitchenAid mixer is a wonderful appliance to have in your kitchen. I use mine several times a week.