Rating: 4.5 stars
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This is the BEST CAKE I have ever eaten! A moist cake made with oats, and lightly spiced with nutmeg is topped with a broiled coconut icing. Not too sweet, not too dry, just amazing.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 8 inch square cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, stir oats into boiling water. Set aside to soak for 20 minutes.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch baking pan.

  • In a medium bowl, cream together the white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar and shortening until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Sift in the flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; stir just until moistened. Mix in the soaked oats. Pour into the prepared pan, and spread evenly.

  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Turn the oven to the broil setting and let it heat up.

  • In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, heavy cream, coconut and vanilla. Spread over the top of the cake. Broil for a few minutes, just until the coconut is lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

434 calories; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 61.6g; fat 20g; cholesterol 49.7mg; sodium 265.6mg. Full Nutrition
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