Posted by AnonymousThis is the BEST CAKE I have ever eaten! A moist cake made with oats, and lightly spiced with nutmeg is topped with a broiled coconut icing. Not too sweet, not too dry, just amazing.
Sara Jane's Oatmeal Cake
- 1 cup rolled oats 1 1/4 cups boiling water 1 cup white sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup shortening 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 eggs 6 tablespoons melted butter 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons heavy cream 2/3 cup flaked coconut 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 In a small bowl, stir oats into boiling water. Set aside to soak for 20 minutes.
2 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch baking pan.
3 In a medium bowl, cream together the white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar and shortening until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Sift in the flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; stir just until moistened. Mix in the soaked oats. Pour into the prepared pan, and spread evenly.
4 Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Turn the oven to the broil setting and let it heat up.
5 In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, heavy cream, coconut and vanilla. Spread over the top of the cake. Broil for a few minutes, just until the coconut is lightly browned.