Friday, June 10, 2011

Oatmeal Cake

Yesterday Rosebud was wanting to try baking something all by herself. We haven't had dessert for quite a while already so I sat down with her and helped her choose a recipe that I thought she would be able to handle by herself. And other than having me take care of measuring the boiling water she did everything else on her own.

The cake is delicious and she is very pleased!
Oatmeal Cake

1¼ cup boiling water
1 cup oatmeal
½ cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1½ cup flour
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Measure oatmeal into a small bowl and pour boiling water over it. Set aside. In large mixing bowl combine softened butter and sugars. Mix well and add eggs one at a time mixing very well after each one. Blend in oatmeal mixture and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda and spices. Pour into greased and floured 9x13 cake pan. Bake at 350º for 30-35 minutes.

While cake is baking mix the following topping:
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup coconut
6 Tbsp melted butter
¼ cup cream
1 tsp vanilla

Combine and set aside until cake is done baking. Pour on top of cake and spread until nicely even. Pop cake back into oven for an additional two minutes.

Let cool and enjoy!


Kathleen said...

Ohhhh YUM! I can't wait to try this! Thanks for posting the recipe.

Rita said...

This recipe sound just right. Mmmm yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

Kristina said...

That looks good! We'll have to try that sometime soon. Thanks.

Melanie said...

Thank you so much for the recipe. I'm going to print it out. It sounds delicious!
I'm sure Rosy was very happy that she made something herself.
Hope you have a great weekend. :)

Toriz said...

I'm sure Rosie was very proud of herself!

The cake sounds very yummy!

Folky Dots said...

So I'm wondering if leftover oatmeal could be used..since the oatmeal in the recipe is softened anyway. I'm always in a quandry about what to do with the left over oatmeal as my children are not huge on oatmeal in the first place and I've no chickens right now to feed the left over oatmeal to.

It looks like a yummy, spicey recipe. I think I'll have Livia try her hand at it this weekend. Thanks MA!

Hope you are doing well.:)

Carolyn said...

Mmmm yummy! Hope you have a great weekend.

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Barbara said...

Yummy, that really looks good, and thanks for the recipe too,I love getting new recipes, I cook and bake a lot and take much to church events so always on the lookout for something new, thanks, and have a blessed weekend, Barbara♥

Magnolia Tea said...

Rosy baked a really good looking cake! How nice that she is interested in cooking. You're definitely doing something right. :)

I have a recipe that is very similar to yours that is about 50 years old. It's very tasty, too.

Knitwit said...

This sounds and looks delicious. I've already copied it down. (Maybe I can get MY daughter to make it!)

Blessings from a Wildflower said...

Wonderful that your daughter has learned to bake..and the results sure look Yummy!

Rita said...

Sounds delicious! I copied and printed it off. Sounds like Rosy did a crackerjack job! :)

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

I've never heard or had oatmeal cake before, sounds YUMMY!

Lady Rose said...

Rosy's cake looks good. I think I shall try making that cake for my husband for a future date. :)

-L. Rose

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

hummmmm cette recette à l'air très bonne !
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The Hills said...

I made this cake tonight and everyone loved it! Thanks so much for the recipe!

Angie Berry said...

Way to go Rosy!! My daughter made snickerdoodles by herself last night... the first time ever making anything by herself. She did a pretty good job and even cleaned up her own mess. Don't you just love seeing them grow up and be so independent? Well, it's sad too though that they are growing up so fast!

Deborah said...

This sounds yummy :) We'll have to try it soon. Have you ever heard of blonde brownies? It, too, is a dessert that is fun to make without too much fuss, and a quick crowd pleaser.

I really enjoy your blog :)

Rouva P. said...

Thank you for the recipe. What kind of coconut product you use in it? Here in Finland (Europe) they sell small fine coconut flakes (and coconut butter and coconut milk or cream as well), I'm wondering if that can be used in the cake.

Happy Times said...

Looks and sounds delicious! If Rosy could make it I may have to give our oldest daughter a chance to try her hand at it.