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Funeral Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Teri

Category:
Category:
 

The Cake


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup oatmeal
cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

1 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon

1 cups nuts
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Pour 1 cups boiling water over oatmeal in a bowl, cover, let sit for 20 minutes.
In a large bowl, beat butter til creamy, add sugars and beat well. Blend in vanilla and eggs, add oatmeal and mix well. Sift together dry ingredients, add to large bowl, add nuts and vanilla, mix well.
Pour into a 15 x 10 pan (or something similar). Bake at 350 for 50 - 55 minutes.
 

The Yummy Topping


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
cup melted butter
6 Tbsp. whipping cream
1 cups coconut
cup brown sugar
chopped nuts
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Mix and pour over cake, broil until bubbly and brown, about 5 minutes.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This cake got its name because it seemed someone always made it for a funeral, it serves a lot of people. When I asked what it was called, no one knew, I got tired of saying, "you know, the one with the nuts and coconut?" so Funeral Cake it became.

 

 

 

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