Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What is this? A cake?

Over the weekend I got a crazy craving for a good old fashion slice of cake. Just a sugary, spicy, crunchy square of goodness. I really don't understand why people use cake mixes. It is so simple to mix up a quick batter, pour it in a pan, and bake. Even easier than pie:)

Oatmeal Spice Cake with Broiled Frosting
recipe by me

1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1/4 t salt

-pour boiling water over oats and mix well.
-in separate bowl, cream butter and sugars
-add eggs and beat for 2 minutes, until well blended
-add flour, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt
-mix all in
-add to oatmeal mixture and stir until smooth
-spoon into greased 9 x 13 inch pan
-bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
-cool on rack (in pan)

Broiled Frosting

1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup chopped nuts (I like pecans)
6 T butter, softened
1/4 t vanilla

-combine all ingredients and spread on top of cooled cake
-broil for 5 minutes, until golden brown
Try to hold off for a minute or two before you dig into a slice. The topping is mighty hot right out of the broiler. Not that I know from experience or anything......The taste of this cake drums up a lot of nostalgia for me. Teamed with a steaming mug of coffee and a new magazine, it makes the perfect afternoon respite.

1 comment:

  1. Yummy, yummy yummy!! This looks so good!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!! Hope your week is going great!! xo Heather