Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Frosting


I'm kinda having a hard time containing my excitement today.  It's been a long time since I had a friend come on over and share a recipe with all of us.  And I am so honored that this particular gal accepted my request to come over for a visit.  I hope y'all will indulge me and let me tell ya a little back story on how I met this lovely lady  and then I promise we will get to the cake.   Cause I can see you looking at it down there, calling your name.
Before I started blogging a few years ago, I was actually a follower of Tina's.   Not in a stalker following kinda way because that would be creepy.  Rather, I was a devoted follower of her blog, Mommy's Kitchen.  Many of y'all may already be familiar with her and her tummy-tempting dishes.  I instantly connected with not only her style of cooking, but with her as a person.  Her warmth not only comes across in her words but also in her recipes.  Many nights, her recipes saved me.  My husband and I were working opposite shifts and it was all we could do to squeeze in 5 minutes together with of all of us at the dinner table.  So if I was tired of the same ole, same ole but I wanted something easy and yummy, I knew I could turn to her recipes for just the answer.
And so I decided when I wanted to take some time to start my own website, I knew that was the kind of place I wanted to have too.  I wanted a place where folks could turn when their nights were crazy, after a busy day of work, kid's activities, and when it seemed there were not enough hours in the day.  They could come to my little corner of the web-iverse and find something comforting, but easy.  And hopefully they would connect with me like a friend next door where they know they could always borrow a cup of sugar and maybe a quick chat.  Where no one would judge because we liked to use boxed cake mixes or packets of gravy or condensed soups to make weeknight meal time just a bit easier.   So Tina means more to me than just a great sharer of recipes.  She is someone I have come to depend on over the years and I am honored to call her my friend.  Ok, ok, I'll shut my trap now and let y'all get on with what you came here for - this cake!!  Tina is probably blushing twenty shades of red after reading all this anyway!  You guys and gals are going to LOVE, love, love this cake!
 
Hello everyone! First off I would like to thank Brandie for allowing me to be a guest in her kitchen today. It's such a treat to share one of my favorite recipes with all of you. I love Brandie's blog and have been a devoted reader for quite some time. To start off my name is Tina and I blog over at Mommy's Kitchen. I live in North East Texas with my husband and three crazy kids. I'm a lover of Tex Mex, BBQ, all things Southern, especially the food. Brandie and I cook very similar, so I'm guessing that's why we get along so well.   I've always thought that Brandie and I were two peas in a pod with a weakness for DESSERT, especially when it comes to cake. Not just any cake my friends but good old fashioned southern style cakes.  Aren't they just the best?
Speaking of cake, that's just what I want to share with y'all today. A yummy recipe for an Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake W/Broiled Frosting. Goodness gracious is all I can say. This delicious cake reminds me a bit of a German Chocolate Cake.  The cake part is made with oatmeal, but the frosting is a cooked coconut-pecan frosting that is finished off by placing the baked cake under your ovens broiler.  The broiler makes the topping a bit crispy and golden brown. 

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake W/Broiled Frosting 
   1 - cup oatmeal (old fashioned or quick oats) 
  1 1/2 cups hot water
  1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened 
1 - cup regular granulated sugar 
  1 - cup light brown sugar 
  2 - eggs 
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
1 - teaspoon baking soda 
  1/2 - teaspoon salt 
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 
  1 - teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  dash of ground nutmeg 

Broiled Frosting: 
  1 - stick butter 
2 - tablespoon evaporated milk 
  1 - cup light brown sugar 
  1 - cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 - cup pecans, chopped 

Bake at 35o degrees for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  
  While the cake is baking prepare the broiled coconut frosting. Add the butter, evaporated milk, brown sugar, coconut and pecans to a medium saucepan. Let the mixture come to a boil and then boil for 1 minute; remove from heat.  Remove cake from the oven. While the cake is still hot spread the coconut topping evenly over top of the cake. Broil under your oven's broiler for about 2 minutes or until the topping is lightly golden brown.  Watch closely, because the topping can burns easily, so don't walk away.  If you want to be evil you can double the frosting ingredients.
This is a old fashioned favorite and a big hit in our house. I think you will enjoy this recipe.  I also hope you'lll stop by and visit my blog at  Mommy's Kitchen. I promise if you come by I'll save you a place at the table. Thank you Brandie for letting me share a recipe on your blog today ♥ . 

Tina, The Mom in Mommy's Kitchen

Enjoy!


32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh this is going to be my choice for the firehouse fish fry this year! Oh my goodness!!!

Danielle Miller said...

I love oatmeal and thought I have tried it all - bookmarked and pinned!

Leslie said...

Brandi, this oatmeal looks completely and sinfully delicious, as opposed to most oatmeal recipes, hahaha!! Love it!

What I really enjoyed, though, is you sharing about Tina and how you started your cooking blog. I LOVE both of your blogs, and they are one of the first I followed. The cooking style of you both is what I knew growing up, and what I love most! I strive to have the same sense of comfortableness (is that a word?) ... in my own blog. :) My life has become very exciting (busy!) these past few weeks, and I miss doing regular post, but I had to check in with you to leave this comment.
Y'all continue on and do the blogsphere right with your recipes!!!
Blessings,
Leslie

Anonymous said...

These cakes were so very popular in the 60s and 70s. I'm making this before the summer ends. Thanks!

Brandie S. said...

Thank you so much for that Leslie! You always take the time to leave the sweetest comments - thank you! I appreciate you taking a moment to tell us that. I am so glad to have ya here!

Brandie S. said...

I love when recipes come back around and are popular again. This one is so moist and delicious that it deserves to make a come back! :)

Brandie S. said...

Oooh good idea. I want to come!

Brandie S. said...

I think you are really going to love this one Danielle!

The Better Baker said...

How strange! I have been thinking about making this recipe myself lately. (You know what they say about great minds!=) I love this cake, and am right there beside you in your thinking Brandie, about Tina. She shares down home and simple every day cooking...and is warm too. Lots like you Brandie! =) You are an inspiration to me just like Tina was/is for you. Thanks so much to both of you for sharing this mouth-wateringly wonderful cake. I sure wish I had a piece right now...while it's still warm even. Great tutorial Tina - as always!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said...

Great story and great friendship you two seem to have.

I've never tried this, but adding to the bookmarks! Thanks both for sharing! :)

Saunders Crew said...

Oh yay!! I have all the ingredients to make this RIGHT NOW!! This looks heavenly and doesn't fare well with this diet I'm trying to stick with. Oh well. No Dr. Pepper tomorrow. That's my sacrifice.

Kari Shifflett said...

What a co-inky-dink Brandie! My mom brought this exact cake over last Sunday for dinner with us. It's an old recipe that her good friend loves. Good things just go around i guess!
Hugs-Kari

Tina Butler said...

Oldies but goodies are always the best. I always say my favorite cakes are the old vintage southern cakes. Brandie is a sweetheart and I am blessed to have met her along my blogging journey. I only wish we lived closer so we could share and visit in person. What a treat that would be. Thanks again for letting have a peek inside your kitchen today. I've decided that I'm moving in girl.

Brandie S. said...

That means a lot to me Marsha! You know I love ya bunches!!

Brandie S. said...

I agree Tina! These kinda recipes stick around for a reason. Thank you for sharing this special recipe here. It meant a lot to me that you would agree to hang out at my place for a while. You know you are welcome at my table any time!

Brandie S. said...

And I bet it was even better because your Mom made it!

Brandie S. said...

I think you will LOVE this one Pamela!

Brandie S. said...

It will be worth it - promise!

Saunders Crew said...

So I made it tonight and it was outstanding!!!! Shared it with my neighbors just to get it out of the house. I'm on my second piece. I have zero will power. So delicious!! Thank you

Jill said...

I want a piece, right now!! Pinning!

Anonymous said...

That is so wonderful to see two blogging friends say such nice things about each other and have the same common interest the way they cook. I am a subscriber to both of your blogs and I've enjoyed tremendously all those delicious dishes. When I saw Tina's name I knew she was that sweet lady who made delicious cakes just like you do Brandie. I have been named "the wonder woman" by my friends and family. Wonder woman meaning, "wonder what is she going to make us." HaHa, I love that name because I'm a good cook thanks to both of your blogs. Keep them good recipes coming girls!
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

My mom made me oatmeal cake with broiled frosting every year for my birthday growing up. Love it!

Kalamity Kelli said...

Ha! Not that it's for the same reason but for other reasons, I feel the same way about you! I worry sometimes that you think I may be stalking you but it's really just that I come over to your website all the time when I can't figure out what to make for dinner. I remember the reason I came in the first place: I remembered this cake my mom made - a Jell-O Poke Cake and I hoped to find a recipe for it then I found you and I found about 50! You are one of only a handful of "Mr. Picky Eater Approved" blogs that he doesn't bristle when I say I'm cooking from. Thank you. I can't wait to make this cake!!

Brandie S. said...

You know I adore you Kelli! You always have a kind word or a funny story to share and I love that!! Thank you!

Brandie S. said...

So sweet. I love hearing that!

Brandie S. said...

You are just the sweetest Elizabeth! Thank you for hanging out with me and Tina and always leaving such kind comments and notes!

Brandie S. said...

Yay! It is so moist, huh? So happy it turned out yummy for ya!!

Cathy said...

Oh - this looks good! I love oatmeal! One of my favorite cookies is Oatmeal Raisin!

I would love for you to link up to my TGIF Link Party! Who knows, you just might be featured next week!

http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-peek-into-my-paradise-tgif-link-party.html

Cathy

Jada Daniel said...

I've never heard of this cake before. Love trying new things!!With all the replies that says its a great tasting cake, I'm going to have to give it a try!!

Abeer Jehan said...

I will try it with chocolate, may be in base or in topping but chocolate will be there.

Snowmanlover said...

I am making it this weekend for a party! Do you have a print friendly button for this one, Brandi? Thank you for sharing!

Sherry said...

This was my older brother's favorite cake when we were growing up. I sent my ex-sister-in-law the family cookbook I compiled. She was more excited over this recipe than any other. Sometime in the last twelve months we had a family dinner. I served this cake for dessert. My step-son declared it "delicious!" When his birthday rolled around in September, he and his wife had plans with friends. The babysitter had to cancel so we were asked to come babysit the grandsons (ages 3 and 1 1/2). Well YES! I baked this cake before leaving the house. He had friends over for an impromptu surf 'n' turf lunch on Sunday. I overheard him bragging on the cake...It's so good...and it's not too sweet. ??? I did not tell him that it had TWO cups of sugar in it. LOL I agreed that I would not call it healthy, but it did have oatmeal in it so could be healthier than other cakes.