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Oatmeal Cake

Servings: 12
A very good moist cake. "A broiled coconut topping makes this tender snack cake terrific. It's great for serving as a dessert or for a morning treat."

For the Cake:
1 cup oats (can be quick or old-fashioned, uncooked)
1/2 cup (1 stick/4 oz./113g) butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup nuts, chopped
1 cup raisins

For the Topping:
1 cup shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick/2 oz./56g) butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cake:
Pour boiling water over oats, let stand 20 minutes. Add remaining cake ingredients. Pour mixture into a greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Bake at 350ºF/180ºC for 30-35 minutes.

For the Topping:
Mix all topping ingredients together and spread over hot cake. Put under broiler until brown and bubbly, about 2 to 4 minutes. Watch carefully as the topping will brown quickly.

Makes 12 servings.

Source: From a friend JoEllen V.
Submitted By: Dorothy Bayes
Date: May 1, 2006