My father-in-law is a huge fan of desserts, so he is very lucky that his wife Coleen is an excellent baker. When we were visiting them in Idaho a few weeks ago, Coleen made several mouth-watering desserts – this oatmeal cake was my very favorite. It’s a moist and delicious cake with the best frosting ever – toasted coconut pecan. We were heading to a friend’s house for dinner recently and I wanted to bring something fun and sweet so I instantly thought of this tasty cake.
This oatmeal cake with coconut pecan frosting is extremely easy to make. My son helped make the cake portion and my daughter made the frosting. It was a huge hit with our friends and a VERY HUGE hit with both my kids…they gave it a double thumbs up and asked for seconds. If you like coconut pecan frosting, you are sure to love this cake. Coleen got this recipe from a lady my father-in-law used to work with named Julia. Thanks for the excellent recipe, Coleen and Julia.
How to Make an Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting:
- 1/2 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
- 3/4 cups boiling water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup of shortening
Mix the oatmeal with the boiling water, stir and cover. Mix the remaining ingredients then stir in the oatmeal mixture. Grease and flour an 8×8 inch pan. Pour batter into pan and bake at 350 for 23-25 minutes.
How to Make Coconut-Pecan Frosting:
- 3 tbsp melted butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Broil until coconut is just brown. Watch very closely – it doesn’t take long. Cool, slice, and serve. Enjoy.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net
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