When I was first married my husband and I went to live in Malawi , Africa where I met a great American lady named Dee who shared her friendship and this cake with me. I have been making this cake for over 30 years and I always get asked for the recipe. It is delicious, moist and so yummy especially warm with homemade ice cream!!!
1Grease a 9 x 13 pan. Pour boiling water over oats, cover and let stand for 15 mins.
Cream together both sugars with the butter, add eggs one at a time till well mixed.
Stir together flour, soda, cinnamon and pepper. Add to butter mixture alternately with the oat mixture.Pour into pan. Bake 25 mins
3 tbsps butter
1 cup chopeed nuts, optional
3/4 cup brown sugar, 3 tbsps milk,
Mix together , spoon over hot cake and bake for approx 10 - 15 mins till bubbly.
If you find that the butter is too hard to mix with the milk just soften in the mocrowave.
It doesn't matter if it is melted a little but do not melt completely.