Thursday, April 12, 2012

Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Glaze Topping

Yum!



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.

Ingredients:
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.

 
Topping:
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

5 comments:

  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.

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

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  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.

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

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