First time we had this was when we were at a Amish farm and we helpped them hand pick a feild of corn. They had two teams of horses and two wagons and we would husk the corn and throw it onto the wagon. When we had about a row left, the Amish dad told the little girl to have mom bake a cake, we'll be done soon. My daughter drove the oldest son to the store and they got a gallon of ice cream. Warm cake with ice cream dripping ,,,, it was AWESOME.
Pour water over oats; let stand for 2 minutes. Do not drain. Cream oleo and sugar with oats. Add beaten eggs and dry ingredients. Bake in a greased 9X13 inch cake pan at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes. Mix topping all together; put on cake (while cake is still warm) and bake until topping is bubbling or light brown in color.