Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Oatmeal Cake

1 1/4 Cup boiling water
1 stick of margarine
1 Cup quick cooking oatmeal ( not instant)
2 Eggs
1 Cup white sugar
1 Cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/3 Cup flour
1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract

Topping:

6 Tablespoons margarine
1/2 Cup Half and Half
1 Cup walnuts or pecans chopped
1 Cup brown sugar
1 Cup coconut

Pour boiling water over margarine and oatmeal. Let set a few minutes. In a large bowl beat eggs and sugar. Add flour, salt cinnamon and baking soda. Stir in oatmeal mixture and vanilla and mix well. Bake in a 9 x 13 in greased pan for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.

For topping: In a medium saucepan heat margarine and Half and Half. Stir in nuts, brown sugar, and coconut. Spread on top of cake and put back in the oven for about 10 minutes or until it starts to bubble.
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This market near where I work makes a cake like this. It is so yummy. So when I found this recipe and tried it I was so excited because it tastes almost identical to the one at the market.
It is so moist, and so good. It's all home made, and it really tastes like a good scratch cake.
Enjoy!!

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