OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD OATMEAL CAKE

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

My sister-in-law gave me this scrumptious recipe last year and it is becoming one of my favorite cakes, bar none! It's practically sinful.
06-14-14


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Serves:

8

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/4 c
water
3/4 c
rolled oats
1/4 c
butter, cut up
1
egg, slightly beaten
3/4 c
packed brown sugar
3/4 c
whole wheat flour
1/2 c
all purpose flour
3/4 tsp
baking soda
3/4 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/4 c
(1/2 stick) butter
3/4 c
packed brown sugar
1/4 c
half-and-half or light cream
1 c
flaked coconut
1/2 c
chopped pecans
1/2 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large saucepan bring the water to boiling. Add oats and 1/4 cup butter. Reduce heat to low; cook for 5 minutes to soften the oats, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; set aside.
2
In a large bowl stir together egg and the 3/4 cup brown sugar; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Using a wooden spoon, stir oat mixture into egg mixture until combined. Fold in flour mixture just until moistened. (Batter will be thick.)
3
Spread batter into a lightly greased 2-qt. rectangular baking dish. Bake in a preheated 350ยบ oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack. Preheat broiler.
4
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan melt 1/4 cup butter. Stir in the 3/4 cup brown sugar and the half-and-half until combined. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut, pecans, and vanilla; mix well. Spoon coconut mixture over hot cake.
5
Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until topping is bubbly and begins to brown. (Watch closely.) Cool in pan on a wire rack at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American