Recipe: Oatmeal Cake

Josh commented the other day how Grammie is the “Oatmeal Queen”. She makes the best oatmeal cookies, which I posted here and also the best chocolate chip oatmeal cookies (which I still need to get the recipe for!)

But an absolute favorite in our house is her Oatmeal Cake. Whenever she asks what she can bring for dessert – the first answer from everyone is Oatmeal Cake. It is sooooo good. The icing is delicious. You really need to have it with milk too.

It is so good that even our beloved cat Carrot (who passed away Feb 2011) once jumped up on the counter and ate half a cake that we had left (covered in saran wrap – he just went right through the saran too)! We were devastated – as the cake is so scrumptious the day after too.

I don’t have a picture of it, and I will honestly say, I have never made it. I just eat it. Happily. Savouring every bite.

Grammie’s Oatmeal Cake

2 cups Quick Quaker oats
1 cup soft butter
2 cups white sugar
2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
2 2/3 cups of flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of nutmeg
2 1/2 cups boiling water

Pour 2 1/2 cups of boiling water over oats and let stand for 20 minutes. Beat butter, add sugar, and beat until fluffy using electric mixer. Beat eggs and add vanilla. Add oats and beat well. Mix 5 remaining dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, cinammon, nutmeg) and add to mixture. Pour into 2 round cake pans and bake at 350 for 50 minutes.

Frosting
Beat together 1 cup of butter, 4 tsp of vanilla nad 4 cups icing sugar. May have to add some milk to achieve proper thickness for spreading.

Serve with strawberries on the side, and a tall, cold glass of milk.

Yum.


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