Oatmeal Cake

"I have had this recipe for quite some time and I don't recall having made it. It does look good so if you try it, let me know how it turns out."
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  • Pour boiling water over oats, stir and let cool.
  • In a larger bowl, cream together the butter and sugars; then add the beaten eggs.
  • Beat mixture until fluffy.
  • Sift dry ingredients and add the alternately with the soaked oatmeal to the creamed mixture until blended.
  • Turn into a greased 8" pan and bake at 350 for about 40 minutes or until cake tests done.
  • While cake is baking, mix all of the topping ingredients together.
  • While the cake is hot, carefully spread the topping over it smoothly.
  • Broil 4" from broiler until just melted and bubbly, watching it all the time.

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  1. This was so good. Just like Mom used to make when I was a kid many, many years ago.
  2. Exactly like the recipe I used to have that got lost in a move. I was thrilled to find it here on zaar. This is a delicious cake. The coconut frosting is what sets it apart. Thanks for posting...this one is like a trip to Grandma's house!
  3. Bless you! This cake is so moist and the flavor can't be beat. I hadn't thought about this cake for many years and was overjoyed to see it here. I will be making it for a very special birthday and can't wait to see everyone's reaction. Something I remember that is a little different is to use a handfull of black walnuts to the mix and also in the topping to make to flavor stand out.
  4. This is a fabulous cake !! Very moist , and I just love the broiled coconut frosting ! It was easy to do and I had all the ingredients in my pantry ! I am gonna enjoy it to the very last crumb !!!
  5. Tastes great. I did not have the ingredients for the topping so I did not make it, however the cake itself was just bliss. It was amazing!


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