This is a great cake for any sweet tooth. It is good served hot too.

Grandma Snyder’s Oatmeal Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

    1 Pour water over oats, let stand.

    2 Cream 1/2 cup butter or margarine and sugars. Add eggs and blend in a large mixing bowl. Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together. Add to sugars and egg mixture. Add vanilla and oats mixture, blend well.

    3 Pour batter into a 9 x 13 inch pan.

    4 Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 30-40 minutes.

    5 To Make Icing: Mix together 6 tablespoons melted butter, 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 3/4 cup evaporated milk, coconuts, nuts, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

    6 Pour this coconut concoction over the hot cake.

    7 Put cake under broiler, and watch close so nuts don’t burn, about 5-10 minutes. Serve hot or let cool. Enjoy.


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