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Our Favorite Oatmeal Cake

This is called “Our Favorite” cake for a reason. Super-moist, cinnamon-scented oatmeal cake is topped with a sweet brown sugar and coconut topping, broiled in the oven to give an addictive crunch.
Course Desserts and Baked Delights
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 1 cup quick oats (250 ml)
  • 1 1/2 cup boiling water (375 ml)
  • 1/2 cup butter (125 ml)
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed (250 ml)
  • 1 cup white sugar (250 ml)
  • 1 tsp vanilla (5 ml)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (375 ml)
  • 1 tsp baking powder (5 ml)
  • 1 tsp baking soda (5 ml)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (5 ml)
  • 1 tsp salt (5 ml)

For the topping

  • 6 Tbsp butter, melted (90 ml)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (125 ml)
  • 1 tsp vanilla (5 ml)
  • 1/4 cup milk (60 ml)
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut (250 ml)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Lightly grease a 9" x 13” baking pan.

  2. In a small bowl, combine oats and boiling water. Let stand for 20 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter, brown and white sugar. Beat in vanilla and eggs until light and fluffy.
  4. Fold in flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Fold in oat mixture.
  5. Spread batter evenly in pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove cake from oven and turn on broiler
  7. For Topping – in a small bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and milk, stir in coconut. Spread topping over still-warm cake.
  8. Broil, approx. 6” from top element, for 1-2 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.
  9. Allow cake to cool 30-60 minutes before serving.

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