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Oatmeal Cake

Oatmeal Cake


1 1/2 cups water
1 cup rolled oats
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1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt


Broiled Topping
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup cream*



Directions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 13 pan. In a small bowl, pour boiling water over oats. Mix well, and cool.
- In a large bowl, combine butter or margarine, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, eggs, flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. Add cooled oatmeal mixture, and stir to combine. Pour batter into pan.
- Bake for 35 minutes.
- While cake is baking, combine 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, coconut, melted butter or margarine, vanilla, and cream in a mixing bowl. Remove cake from oven, and turn on broiler. Drop mixture by small spoonfuls on top of cake. Spread evenly and carefully. Broil for 2 to 5 minutes, until topping is bubbling and lightly browned.


Oatmeal Cake
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Measuring spoons

When you want to reduce a recipe, a set of these measuring spoons are good to have on hand.
  • Tad = 1/4 teaspoon
  • Dash = 1/8 teaspoon
  • Pinch = 1/16 teaspoon
  • Smidgeon = 1/32 teaspoon
  • Drop = 1/64 teaspoon