Friday, January 30, 2009

Food for "thought" Friday

Today I am gonna share my latest super tasty dessert. This recipe was given to my by a very dear friend (Thanks Cynthia!), and I absolutely fell in love with it! So on to the recipe...

Oatmeal Cake

Cake:
1 1/2 c. boiling water
1 c. rolled oats (either regular or quick oats)
1 c. brown sugar, packed
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. oil
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat the oven to 350^. Grease and flour a 9 X 9 pan (must use a square pan- a rectangle will cook unevenly...). Combine water, and oats in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, combine sugars and oil. Mix well. In another small bowl, combine remaining ingredients w/whisk and add to wet ingredients. Add oats and stir well. Put in pan and wrap pan on counter to remove bubbles. Bake for 35-40 minutes.


Topping:
1 stick (1/2 c.)butter or margarine
1 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. milk
1 c. flake coconut
1 tsp. vanilla extract

15 minutes before cake is done, start making topping. Combine the butter, sugar, and milk in a sauce pan. Boil for 5 minutes. Add coconut and vanilla. Prick warm cake with a fork and pour topping over cake. Let it cool and serve warm.

Seriously- this cake is so moist and so tasty and so very very good! It tastes very similar to the frosting on a german chocolate cake, but without the nuts (which is good, cause I am allergic to the nuts). It is FANTASTIC! In the words of Yo Gabba Gabba- "Try it! You'll like it! Try it! You're gonna like it!"

1 comments:

Ben and Heidi said...

MMM this is sounding so good especially since it is fast sunday and all!