Oatmeal Cake


How was your weekend? Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

Mike and I decided to get a jump start on decorating for Christmas this weekend since we’ll be out of town for Thanksgiving. Normally we would decorate the day after Thanksgiving but since we had time on Sunday we put up the tree and the place looks great!

This week I decided to try out a new dessert for dinner with some of our friends. I made an oatmeal cake with a broiled nut topping and it was delicious! Mike would place it in the same family as carrot cake but without the carrots and frosting…either way it’s a cake that’s only one layer and is so good! I know everyone will have pumpkin pie this week but the next time you need a cake for celebration, make this one, you won’t be disappointed!
Oatmeal Cake

Oatmeal Cake

1/2 c butter
2 eggs
1-1/4 boiling water
1 c rolled oats
2 c all purpose flour
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 c granulated sugar
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Broiled Nut Topping:
1/4 c butter
2 tbsp half and half or milk
1/2 c packed brown sugar
3/4 chopped walnuts
1/3 c flaked coconut

1. Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a small bowl pour boiling water over the oats. Stir until combined and let sit for 20 minutes. Grease and lightly flour a 9 inch springform pan, set pan aside. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg, set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla; beat until well combined. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one. Alternate between adding the flour mixture and oatmeal mixture to the butter mixture. Beat on low speed after each addition until combined. Spread the batter into the springform pan.

3. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Loosen sides of the cake from pan and remove sides of pan. Cool on wire rack at least 1 hour more.

4. Transfer cake to a baking sheet. For the nut topping: in a medium saucepan combine butter and half and half or milk. Cook and stir until the butter melts. Add brown sugar, stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in walnuts and coconut. Spread topping over cake and broil 4 inches from heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until topping is bubbly and golden. Cool on a wire rack before serving.

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