Oatmeal Spice Cake

Oatmeal Spice Cake

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • 1 t. soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 t. cinnamon

Combine 1 1/2 cup boiling water with 1 cup oatmeal.  Mix boiling water and oatmeal. Let stand for 20 minutes.

Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs one at a time, beat seperately. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt & cinnamon. Add oats last.Bake in 9″ x 13″ pan at 325 for 35-40 minutes.

Topping Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/4 c. half and half
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. chopped nuts
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 c. coconut

Combine topping ingredients, spread on top of baked cake.  Place in broiler unti top is toasted.  (Approx 5-10 minutes, depending on oven) Keep an eye on the cake when it’s in the broiler- be careful to not burn the topping.

Let topping cool slightly, and serve.  Goes well with vanilla ice cream.

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