Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Topping

This delicious oatmeal cake topped with coconut and nuts mixture is perfect for anytime dessert.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 18
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

1 1/2
cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/4
cups boiling water
1
cup granulated sugar
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
eggs
1 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg

Topping

2/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
3
tablespoons half-and-half or milk
1
cup coconut
1/2
cup chopped nuts
  • 1 In small bowl, mix oats and boiling water; let stand 20 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray; lightly flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Beat in oat mixture and remaining cake ingredients until well blended, scraping bowl occasionally. Spread batter evenly in pan.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 4 Set oven control to broil. In small bowl, beat 2/3 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter and the half-and-half with electric mixer on high speed until smooth. Stir in coconut and nuts. Spoon over warm cake; spread to cover.
  • 5 Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or until bubbly and light golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    360
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    65mg
    65%;
    Sodium
    260mg
    260%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    52g
    52%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    37g
    37%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
    © 2013 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved