Easy Oatmeal Cake from the 1960's

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pour the boiling water over the oatmeal and let stand for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • To the oatmeal, add the 1 cup brown sugar (lightly packed), 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup butter, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and eggs. Mix well.
  • Pour into a greased one-layer (9 x 13") cake pan.
  • Next, make the topping. The topping is baked along with the batter.
  • To make the topping, in a saucepan put the chopped walnuts (or use pecans), 9 Tablespoons butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, flaked sweetened coconut, and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Heat over low heat just until everything is well blended and the butter has melted. (This topping is doubled from how my Mom used to make it.).
  • Drop the topping over the cake batter with a spoon.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until the cake tests done when a toothpick is inserted.
  • Good served with whipped cream.
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