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Frosted Oatcake

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 15 to 18
Frosted Oatcake

Cake

1

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan.

2

Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the oatmeal, reduce the heat and cook until the water is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Remove the oatmeal from the heat and set aside. Allow it to cool to room temperature.

3

Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl and gradually beat in the granulated and brown sugars. Blend in the eggs and vanilla and beat for 2 minutes. Add the oatmeal.

4

Mix the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a separate bowl. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the sugar-butter mixture and blend in. Mix for 2 minutes.

5

Pour the batter in the pan. Bake the cake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Allow the cake to cool before frosting.

Frosting

1

Combine the butter, sugar, cream, nuts and coconut and spread over the cooled cake.

From “Delicious Decisions” by the Junior League of San Diego (1987).

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