Oatmeal Cake With Broiled Topping
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13 x 9-inch cake pan.
- To prepare the cake, pour 1¼ cups boiling water over the oats in a bowl. Let stand for 20 minutes. Cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar with a mixer. Add the oats; mix well. Add the eggs and vanilla; mix well.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add to the oats mixture; mix well. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until browned. Preheat the broiler.
- To prepare the topping, combine the butter, cream, brown sugar, and coconut in a medium bowl; mix well. Spread evenly over the warm cake. Place the cake under the broiler 2 inches from the heat source. Broil until lightly browned, about 1 to 1½ minutes. Cool on a wire rack.