This cake is an old recipe from my mother-in-law, Marilou. She got it from her next door neighbor, June Johnson, in 1963. June got it from…I have no idea. I have been making this recipe for a few years now and it is a delicious way to use up leftover oatmeal. It is a very moist cake, almost gooey, nothing wrong with that. I made a big platter of it for my lady’s group today, hope they like it. Here is the recipe just as Marilou typed it out in an email to me back in August 2002. I love hand written or typed recipes written in the way someone would talk, not all formal-like.
Oatmeal Cake 1963 from friend next door (June Johnson)
1 1/4 cups boiling water over 1 cup quick cooking oatmeal. Let stand 20 minutes. Or use 1 cup left-over oatmeal.
Cream together: 1 cube butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
Add: 2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Add oatmeal mixture and 1 1/3 cups flour, 1 tsp soda.
Bake 350 degree oven 30 minutes in 9×13 greased pan.
Top with topping and return to oven 10 minutes or
Topping: 4 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup coconut
4 tablespoons cream
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans are GREAT)
Enjoy. This is very moist cake, great with coffee and friends. I’m sure you could take alot of the fat out by substitution.
have a great week.
PS- I really like my mother-in-law! Aren’t I a lucky person to be able to say that? She has been a great blessing to me over these last 15 years. A mentor, mother, and friend. Now go and call your mother-in-law and tell her you love her even if it might kill you. Then go and make this cake, it will make you feel good. Really.