You are here: Home » Recipes » Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Coconut Icing Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Coconut Icing Recipe by American Profile Yield 16 servings PrintEmail "I make about 40 different cookies and cakes for the holidays, and Oatmeal Cake is one of them. It freezes well. I received this recipe in the 1960s." Ingredients Cake:1 cup old-fashioned oats1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened1 cup packed light brown sugar1 cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 eggs1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon saltIcing:3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened2/3 cup packed brown sugar3 tablespoons milk1 egg, beaten1 cup sweetened flaked coconut1/2 cup pecans Instructions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish. For the cake, combine 11/2 cups hot water and the oats in a small bowl; set aside to cool. Combine the butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla; beat with a mixer at medium speed. Sift the flour, spices, baking soda, and salt over the sugar mixture. Add the cooled oat mixture; beat well. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake 35 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Preheat the broiler. To prepare the icing, combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl; stir until well blended. Spread on the hot cake and broil until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. Recipe by Barbara Peters, Salem, Ill.