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2Oct/050

cake or death?

Since the weather had decided to cool off and the calendar finally said October, I spent yesterday baking. I made a turkey with all the fixin's, all fine but unremarkable. What was remarkable, however, was dessert. I tried out a recipe that I got from the local paper a couple of weeks ago for Oatmeal Cake.

This cake may be the death of me. It is spendid and I can not stop eating it. I have already declared that I must make another one later this week to take to Mimi's for our knitting evening. (She's going to teach me what I'm doing wrong, and we're going to start Harry Potter scarves for ourselves.)

I thought I'd share this one since it is so very tasty, but I will not post a picture, because I burned it. Learn from my mistake and watch it carefully while it's under the broiler. This is not a good time to wander off for a soda.

Oatmeal Cake

1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup quick rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 stick butter
2 eggs
1 1/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
Frosting (recipe follows)

Add boiling water to oats and set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream sugars and butter. Add Eggs, flour, cinnamon and soda. When all is blended, add to oatmeal mixture. The cake mix will be runny. Pour into a greased 9 by 13 inch pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes.

Frosting

6 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and pour over warm oatmeal cake. Put Cake under broiler until frosting is bubbly and lightly toasted.