Monday, May 25, 2009

Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

Let's just pretend I didn't change the post date and really did post this on Monday. :)

Chocolate Oatmeal Cake
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp butter, melted
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
6 Tbsp half and half
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

In a bowl, combine the oats and boiling water. Let stand for 15 minutes or until cooled. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one. Add the oat mixture, mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture.
Transfer to a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Combine the topping ingredients; spoon over top of warm cake; broil about 4 inches from heat for 3-4 minutes or until top is lightly browned.

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