Thursday, April 12, 2012

Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Glaze Topping


I love the flavors that are in this cake. The chewy-ness of the topping is another thing about it that I love. I was preparing a snack for our small group a few days ago and thought of this recipe. So, because I never make it unless there are extra people around to help eat it I decided it was the perfect opportunity. It was just as delicious as always! The recipe calls for it to be baked in a 9x13 cake pan but I like it flatter so I bake it in a 10½x15½ bar pan.

1¼ cups boiling water
1 cup quick oats
½ cup butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup AP flour
¾ cup Spelt flour
Pour boiling water over oats and set aside. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each, scraping down sides as needed. Add vanilla and the oatmeal mixture and blend together.
In a seperate bowl combine dry ingredients and mix/fluff with a wire whisk. Fold into the oat batter.
Bake in a greased 10½x15½ bar pan for 20 (or till toothpick comes out clean) minutes at 350°.
While cake is still hot from the oven, spread the topping evenly over top and broil for about 2 minutes or until it becomes golden.

 Watch it closely and turn pan to get it even. Don't walk away! It will burn quickly.

2/3 cup brown sugar
¼ cup heavy cream
5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Bring to a boil in a small, heavy saucepan. Remove from heat then add-
1 cup coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Oh My Goodness! This brings back memories. We used to make it at home and it's broiling the topping that made all the difference. I can almost taste it:)
    Do you mind if I pin your recipes on pinterest? It makes them so easy to find, but some people don't like it so I like to have permission before I do it.

    1. Yes, the broiling makes this one special. Pin away, I don't mind :)

  2. Thanks for linking! I had to laugh...I know exactly what you mean about waiting for an opportunity to make a rich dessert for when there are extra people. Sometimes it's really hard!

    The topping (especially the broiling) is interesting. I've never seen anything like that before.

  3. Love the sounds of this yum yum :) Thanks for linking up :)