Monday, January 12, 2009

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake

When I take a bite of this supermoist cake, I am transported straight back to my grandma Moore's kitchen. This is serious comfort food.

1 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 c. boiling water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs, divided into whites and yolks
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon

In a small bowl, pour the boiling water over the oatmeal and set aside. Separate the egg whites and yolks then beat both with a fork. In a mixing bowl, mix the sugars, oil and egg yolks. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the oatmeal mixture and mix again. Finally, mix in the egg whites. Pour into a greased and floured 13x9 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Frost while hot:


In a saucepan, mix 6 T. butter, 1 cup brown sugar and 2 T. evaporated milk. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Add 1/2 cup coconut and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. Pour and spread mixture all over the top of the cake. Serve warm or cooled.

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