Maw Maw's Oatmeal Cake
- 1 12 cups boiling water
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 12 cup shortening
- 2 eggs
- 1 12 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 12 teaspoon cinnamon
- 12 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 12 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 14 cup evaporated milk
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 1 cup coconut, shredded
DirectionsPreheat 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! ).