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This recipe for HURRICANE OATMEAL CAKE, by , is from , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lisa Tefft
Added: Sunday, September 24, 2006


1 c. Oatmeal

1 c. Boiling water

2 eggs

1 c. Sugar

1 c. Brown sugar

c. vegetable oil

1 c. flour

1 t. soda

1 t. salt

1 t. cinnamon

Combine oatmeal and boiling water; set aside. Beat together eggs, sugars, and oil until blended. Add sifted flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon; add oatmeal mixture. Pour into greased 139 pan. Bake at 350 F. 3035 minutes.

Topping: Mix together 1 c. coconut, 1 c. brown sugar, 6 T. margarine, c. chopped pecans, and c. evaporated milk until moist. Spread over cake; broil until topping is light brown and crunchy - about 2 minutes. Makes 20 servings.




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