Saturday, September 27, 2008

Lion House Oatmeal Cake

Cake:
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Pour boiling water over oats and let stand until cool. Cream shortening with sugars and eggs until fluffy. Add oats and water mixture.

2. Sift flour with other dry ingredients and blend into creamed mixture.

3. Pour into greased and lightly floured 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until cake tests done. Spread topping on baked cake as soon as it comes from oven.

Topping:
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Melt butter and add sugar. Blend. Add remaining hot ingredients and spread on baked hot cake. Place under broiler for a minute or two, if desired.

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