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Maw Maw's Oatmeal Cake



Preheat oven to 350F.
Pour boiling water over quick oats and let stand for about 15-20 minutes, while you begin mixing up the cake.
In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, shortening, and eggs, mixing well.
Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; add to sugar mixture.
Add oatmeal and mix well.
Pour batter into a 9X13-inch greased cake pan.
Bake for about 30 minutes, or until cake tests done.
For topping, combine all topping ingredients.
Prick holes in the top of the cake with a toothpick or ice pick.
Spread icing over the top of warm cake.
Place cake under the broiler for just a minute or two until topping starts to brown.
(My oven browns quickly and only takes 1-2 minutes, so watch closely! ).