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Easy Oatmeal Cake Recipe with Amazing Coconut Walnut Icing

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 1 cup oatmeal (We use Old Fashioned or Quick Quaker Oats)
  • 1.5 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

For the icing

  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Add boiling water to oatmeal. Stir slightly and let stand for 20 minutes.
  • Mix brown sugar, sugar, and shortening.
  • Stir in eggs.
  • Add oatmeal mixture and stir.
  • Mix in remaining cake ingredients.
  • Pour into greased 13 x 9 inch pan.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350F.
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter, sugar, and evaporated milk.
  • Cook until bubbles and remove from heat.
  • Add coconut, walnuts, and vanilla and stir.
  • Pour immediately onto slightly cooled cake.