Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Easy Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Coconut-Pecan Frosting!

After a long break from posting to my blog, I am back with a recipe that is sure to please a small family! This makes a small 9 x 9 inch cake, perfect for a last minute dessert tonight after supper!  I serve it hot, so after broiling the frosting wait about 10-15 minutes to make it easier to serve, if you can wait that long.

Easy Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Coconut-Pecan Frosting

Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Frosting

1/2 c quick cooking oatmeal
3/4 c boiling water
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
 2/3 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg
1/4 cup shortening

Mix oatmeal with boiling water, stir, and cover for a few minutes.  Stir in shortening while it is still hot.  Mix remaining ingredients stir in oatmeal mixture. Grease & flour 9×9 pan. Pour batter into pan bake 350° for 23-25 minutes.


3 T melted butter
1/3 c brown sugar
1/2 c sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 c chopped nuts
 2 T milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

Combine ingredients. Carefully spread frosting on hot cake, place under broiler for 5 or more minutes, watching carefully, until the coconut begins to brown.  Watch carefully, or you will burn the frosting.  Cool and serve.  Makes 9 servings.