Lazy Day Oatmeal Cake

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Servings: 9
READY IN
1hr 40mins
Ingredients
  • BATTER
  • 1 cup uncooked rolled oats (instant or regular, I used rolled oats)
  • 1 1⁄4 cups boiling water
  • 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1⁄2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • TOPPING
  • 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine, melted
  • 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cream or 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3⁄4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1⁄3 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Directions
  • In a shallow bowl soak oats in boiling water for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile proceed by measuring butter and sugars into beater bowl and beating until light.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Sift and measure flour, sifting again with the soda and spices.
  • By this time the oats will be soaked and cool.
  • Remove beaters from creamed mixture and fold in soaked oats.
  • Sift flour mixture over and fold in.
  • Turn in a buttered 9x9" pan and bake at 350°F for 40-50 minutes .
  • Mix all the topping ingredients.
  • Do not remove cake from pan but while still hot spread topping over and put under the broiler until bubbly and tinged with gold.
  • Watch carefully.