Oatmeal Cake

Submitted by Chris Fowler
Originally in the 1994 cookbook

Ingredients

1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1 cup raisins
1 cube margarine, soft
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Pour boiling water over quick cooking oatmeal. Stir and set aside to cool.
  3. Cook raisins for 3 minutes, drain and cool.
  4. Mix margarine, sugars, eggs, and vanilla together.
  5. Add oatmeal to mixture.
  6. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Add raisins to flour mixture. Then add raisin mixture to oatmeal. Mix together.
  7. Bake in a 9×13 inch pan for 45 minutes or until done.
  8. Remove from oven and add topping.
  9. Return to oven and broil for a few minutes. Do not burn.

Topping

2 tbsp margarine, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup nuts
1/2 cup coconut
1/4 cup canned milk

  1. Mix well, spread over the hot cake and broil 2-3 minutes.
  2. This cake is much better if prepared a day or two before serving.

This cake can be frozen.

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