Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Topping

  • Yield 12 servings

This old-fashioned cake stars oats and cinnamon along with a topping of butter and coconut.

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"This recipe has been in my family for many years. I often bake it for my brother's birthday, because it's his favorite cake. I also have taken this cake to work and church functions because everyone seems to enjoy it."

Ingredients

Cake:
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Topping:
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 13 x 9-inch cake pan.
  2. To prepare cake, pour 1 1/4 cups boiling water over the oats in a bowl. Let stand for 20 minutes. Cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar with a mixer. Add the oats; mix well. Add the eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add to the oats mixture; mix well. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until browned.
  4. Preheat the broiler.
  5. To prepare the topping, combine the butter, cream, brown sugar, and coconut in a medium bowl; mix well. Spread evenly over the warm cake. Place the cake under the broiler 2 inches from the heat source. Broil until lightly browned, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Recipe by Denise Bradley, Bowling Green, Ky.

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