"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

Winter Oatmeal Cake Recipe

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

Nancy Knowles
Added: Monday, November 26, 2007


1 1/4 c. boiling water,
1 c. old-fashioned oats,
1/2 c. butter or margarine,
2 eggs,
1 c. brown sugar,
1 1/3 c. flour,
1/2 tsp. salt,
1 tsp. nutmeg,
1 tsp. cinnamon,
1 tsp. soda,
1 tsp. vanilla,
Nuts, raisins and dates, as desired


1/2 c. evaporated milk,
1/2 c. butter or margarine, melted,
1/4 c. brown sugar,
1 c. shredded coconut,
3/4 c. pecans, chopped.

Preheat oven to 350.

Pour boiling water over oats and butter. Let stand for 20 minutes.

Mix eggs, sugar and brown sugar and add to oat mixture. Add remaining ingredients and thoroughly combine. Spray 9"x13" pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

Add topping while cake is still warm.




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