Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Something from the kitchen...

I think it's nice to  make everyday dishes that are warm and familiar.  This is the first cake I made for my husband after we got married, over 36 years ago.  It's an easy, "go to" cake, because I always have the ingredients on hand.  It's so good with ice cream or just like it is with a tall glass of ice cold milk!  Enjoy

Oatmeal Cake

Mix 1 C  Oatmeal with 1-1/2 C boiling water.  Cut one stick of butter into small pieces and mix into the oatmeal mixture and Let stand 15 minutes, until the butter is melted and the mixture is cool. 

Mix together:
1 C brown sugar
1 C white sugar
2 eggs
Add cooled oatmeal and mix.  

Sift together and add:
1-1/2 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp salt

Mix well.  Spread evenly in a 9x13 baking pan.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until done, in a 350 degree oven.


1 C brown sugar
6 Tbsp milk or light cream
½ cube (1/4 C) butter
Cook slow for 5-6 minutes.  Remove from heat and add:
1 C coconut
¾ C chopped nuts (optional)
spread on top of warm cake and broil until golden brown.



  1. Hi Barb! Love your new header! The cake recipe sounds very yummy. And healthy...after all, it has oatmeal in it. Right? :D I've vowed to cut down on sweets, but I may have to try this soon. Have a great day! Hugs, Cheryl

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh yummy! Oh Oh Oh!

    But *naughty* you, for putting that recipe in front of me and *tempting* me. ,-)

    Oh and your header pic.... It evokes Very New Beginning, New Year, New Day, etc. feelings. Very appropriate.

    Gentle January hugs...

  3. Hi Barb - this cake looks good, and oh so easy! I have all these ingredients on hand, too!

    Hey, I like that new picture up there - so homey and old-fashioned and I'm an old-fashioned girl myself. Do you know what those round things with the holes in them that are hanging on the wall in the photo? I'm just not sure...

    Thanks for sharing your recipe - I'll bet it brings back good memories every time you make it - thinking about when you and your beloved just first started off in life together.......

  4. I'm usually a pie kind of girl...but I'm all about the oatmeal, so this sounds great! May have to try it this weekend.

    The header photo is lovely...quiet and calm. Really beautiful!

  5. Hi Barb, Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you continue to come back. I am enjoying yours. I have a good friend in Idaho. She went to elementary school with me and lives in Nampa. She doesn't blog though.

    I have 3 sons and 5 grands... AND--I was a music major in college... And I'm a Christian. SO--we do have some things in common.

    Your cake sounds wonderful. Made my mouth water when reading the ingredients... YUM... Thanks!!!!

    Come back anytime.


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