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Oatmeal Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Oatmeal Cake, by , is from The Smith & Stella Johnson Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Hester Johnson Warren
Added: Tuesday, February 17, 2009


1 c. quick-cooking oats
1 1/4 c. boiled water
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
1/2 c. margarine
2 eggs
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/3 c. flour

1 stick margarine
1 c. milk
1 c. dark brown sugar
1 c. nuts
1 c. coconut

Pour boiled water over oats; let stand 20 minutes. After oats have soaked in hot water for 20 minutes, mix with brown and white sugars, margarine, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla and flour. Bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes.

Topping: Mix together the margarine, milk, and brown sugar; boil until thick. Can add more sugar if not thick enough. Add nuts and coconut; put in oven on broil for 1 to 2 minutes.




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