An easy spice cake. An old recipe of my grandmother's.

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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan. In a medium bowl, combine boiling water and oats. Stir, then set aside for 40 minutes. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 2 eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the oat mixture. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. While cake is baking prepare topping.

  • In a medium bowl, cream 3 tablespoons butter and 3/4 cup brown sugar until smooth. Beat in 1 egg and 3 tablespoons milk. Stir in coconut and pecans. Spread over hot cake. Return cake to oven for 10 minutes or until the topping is golden. Cool and cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

586 calories; 23 g total fat; 100 mg cholesterol; 226 mg sodium. 91.5 g carbohydrates; 6.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2008
This is not meant to be baked in a 9x9 pan a 9x13 is more like it! Very good flavor! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2010
I left off the pecans for my husband but we all liked the cake. It is an excellent spice cake but the topping was a little chewy. Read More
(5)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2008
This is not meant to be baked in a 9x9 pan a 9x13 is more like it! Very good flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2008
This is not meant to be baked in a 9x9 pan a 9x13 is more like it! Very good flavor! Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2007
This brings back wonderful memoryies of baking with my grandma when I was young. I don't have her recipe but this is exactly like the one she made right down to the frosting we must have doubled ther recipe as we always made a 9x13 It is easy moist dense and flavorful. Thanks for sharing I can't wait to make it for my family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2007
This is an old fashioned cake. When I was growing up we called it "Lazy Dazy Cake". I always double the broiled on frosting ingredients. I'm glad to have found the recipe for this sentimental favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2009
My family has been making this cake for years. After icing put cake under broiler to brown coconut. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2009
This is one of my favorite recipes. I recommend broiling the topping however and have even omitted the nuts on occasion when I didn't have them on hand. My recipe calls for 1 1/4c boiling water to 1c oatmeal and letting it sit for 20 minutes. The topping is 1/2 c butter 1/2 c brown sugar 4TBS milk 1c coconut. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2007
good but not a big seller at my house because of the pecans in the icing. The cake was moist and stayed that way for a long time. Very spicy and good. Great fall cake. 11/2007 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2007
A good cake recipe but the topping on mine all went to the sides of the pan! When I took it out the sides of the cake had a jelly-ish coating from the icing mixture. It tasted nice but it wasn't what I was expecting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2009
I have the postcard that my aunt mailed the recipe to my Mother on in 1964. It is really delicious. We always added a small can of crushed pineapple and my mother use to add some drained fruit cocktail instead of the pineapple but the pineapple is my favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2013
Needs to be made in a larger pan so the topping doesn't spill over into the oven - wouldn't want to waste any of that gooey deliciousness! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2010
I left off the pecans for my husband but we all liked the cake. It is an excellent spice cake but the topping was a little chewy. Read More
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