_This is the easiest cake I have ever made from scratch and is a crowd pleaser at the office or any other get together.
It is my husband’s favorite “birthday cake”. I got the recipe from his mother when we got married and have enjoyed making it at other times when I want something quick and sweet.
1 cup uncooked rolled oats ( instant or regular, I used rolled oats)
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons cream or 3 tablespoons milk
3/4 cup flaked coconut
1/3 cup chopped nuts (optional)
In a shallow bowl soak oats in boiling water for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile proceed by measuring butter and sugars into beater bowl and beating until light.
Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Sift and measure flour, sifting again with the soda and spices.
By this time the oats will be soaked and cool.
Remove beaters from creamed mixture and fold in soaked oats.
Sift flour mixture over and fold in.
Turn in a buttered 9×9″ pan and bake at 350°F for 40-50 minutes .
Mix all the topping ingredients.
Do not remove cake from pan but while still hot spread topping over and put under the broiler until bubbly and tinged with gold.