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Friday, January 23, 2009

Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Frosting

Happy Friday everyone! I have to say, I have been pretty excited about sharing this particular recipe with you all. I have made oatmeal cake several times over the years and had it at potluck gathering at different places, but it just never made that much of an impression. I always liked the name because I would think of an oatmeal cookie and thought the taste was similar. A great comfort food with good childhood memories. When I saw this recipe I almost passed it up but boy am I glad I didn't. The cake is so moist and after you spread the frosting and put it under the broiler the very top of the cake is a little crispy, then a layer of creamy frosting. This is just a plain ole' cake but one that will be requested many, many times I am sure. I was just about ready for bed last night when I decided to make it then had the guilts when I ate too much then went to bed!

This is your ingredients for the cake. I always like to take a pic of this because I am a visual person and I figure all of you are just like me! Ha! Humor me here..
Grease and flour your pan which, in my case, means spray with Bakers Joy.
Pour boiling water over oats. Bad pic. sorry.

Cream butter and sugars.

Sift together the dry ingredients.
Mix the two together and this is what the batter will look like. You can already tell this is gonna be good.
Spread in your prepared pan and bake.
Your topping ingredients.


Mix all ingredients together and spread over the warm cake.


My husband said that after I broiled this it reminded him of the topping of creme brulee. A light layer of crispy.


Exactly 22 seconds after it was done.


Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Frosting
Cake:
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Topping:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 13x9x2 cake pan. To prepare cake, pour 1 1/4 cups boiling water over oats in a bowl. Let stand 20 minutes. Cream butter and sugars with a mixer. Add oats, mix well. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add to oat mixture, mix well. Pour into prepare pan. Bake 30-35 minutes.
Preheat broiler. To prepare topping, combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, mix well. Spread evenly over warm cake. Place cake under broiler 2 inches from heat source. Broil until lightly browned, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Serves 12.

Try this! Your gonna flip! So Yum!

3 comments:

LaTonya Bynum said...

My husband says that I need to cook more. I will try this. Thanks for the post!

Frugal Home Living said...

You got me on this one...I had never heard of "broiled" frosting before. I'm very intrigued and going to have to try it out. So glad you shared this one.

P.S. Love the nickname...
over the years I have been called a many a names, but I will gladly take "sweets" anytime. *grin*

Jodi said...

I can't say for sure, but I think this is a recipe I've been looking for forever! Thanks!