Thursday, March 20, 2008

Oatmeal Cake

This is my favorite cake of all time and another recipe that most people probably aren't familiar with. Grandma Pulsipher's moist and yummy oatmeal cake makes appearances at all family gatherings. For some reason I can never seem to exactly duplicate the taste of Grandma's, but it always brings back fond memories of home and family. 

-Grandma Pulsipher

Mix and set aside:
1-1/2 cups hot water
1 cup oatmeal

Cream together;
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs

Add oatmeal mixture, then mix in:
1-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Frost while hot.

Boil for 5 minutes:
3/4 cube margarine (6 Tbsp)
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup coconut

Spread on cake.

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