"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Kentucky Oatmeal Spice Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Kentucky Oatmeal Spice Cake, by , is from The Madden Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Sheila Gillespie
Added: Friday, August 28, 2009


1 1/4 c. boiling water
1 c. old fashioned oats
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c. packed light brown sugar
1 c. granulated sugar
2 whole eggs, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c. packed light brown sugar
1/2 c heavy cream
1 c. chopped pecans
1 c. sweetened flake coconut

Preheat oven to 350º. Grease and flour 9 x 13 inch pan. In a bowl, mix the boiling water and oats; set aside to cool. In another bowl, sift flour, salt, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon and set aside. In a large bowl, with electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, then add eggs one at a time, mixing well. Stir in vanilla. On low, add flour mixture to butter mixture, scraping down sides and bottom of bowl. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated, but do not over mix. Stir in oatmeal. Pour batter in pan and bake for 25 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely before adding topping; about 1 hour.
For topping: By hand, mix butter and sugar in medium bowl until creamy; then add heavy cream and blend well. Stir in pecans and coconut. Preheat broiler. Spread topping over cooled cake and place under broiler until golden brown--3 to 4 minutes only.

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Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Comfort dessert from one of my favorite restaurants. Old horse stable turned mid scale dining/Southern Food with flare.




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