Monday, May 25, 2009

Blue Plate Monday - Momma's Oatmeal Cake

Blue Plate Monday is hosted by Kelly at (un)Deniably Domestic. She has some yummy goulash cooking at her place. Look for the recipe here.

Summer often brings lots of gatherings that revolve food. This is a great cake to take to the neighborhood barbeque or family reunion. You won't need to worry that someone will bring one like it and you will come home with a clean cake pan.

Here's the recipe:

Momma's Oatmeal Cake

1 c. quick oats
1 1/2 c. boiling water
1/2 c. butter (1 stick), softened
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/3 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

4 TBS. butter, melted
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. milk
1 c. flaked coconut
1c. chopped nuts (Mom's recipe does not call for nuts, but I add nuts to almost everything!)

Add the boiling water to the oats and let stand while mixing the other ingredients.

Cream butter and sugars together. Add eggs and mix well.

In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Gradually add to the creamed mixture. Add oats and mix well. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 pan.

Bake in an oven preheated to 350F for 30 - 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
While cake is baking, mix together the butter, brown sugar and milk for the topping.

When cake is done remove from oven. Pour topping over hot cake. Sprinkle with coconut and nuts, if desired. Place cake under broiler until coconut begins to brown. Watch carefully, as once it starts, it browns quickly.

Make sure you take a copy of the recipe with you because you will be asked for it again and again.



Kelly said...

Bea - This looks great and so easy! I just left a comment on Regina's blog about how her recipe's ingredients are all standard pantry fair. This is the perfect dessert with the same appeal! Great! Thank you so much for participating. I do appreciate it so. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Busy Bee Suz said...

This looks and sounds wonderful.
I also think that EVERYTHING is better with nuts.
Suppose we are nutty?????

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Looks yummy and healthy. My husband loves things with oatmeal in them.

Karen said...

I love to try out new recipes, especially when the ingredients are things I have handy. Thanks so much.

Big Hair Envy said...

YUMMY! Does it need to be refrigerated?

Miri said...

This looks so easy and tasty! I'm printing it son loves oatmeal cookies so this should be a winner around here! Thanks!