Cakes & Frostings

Oatmeal Cake

Mix and let stand 20 minutes:
1 cup rolled oats
1 1/4 cups boiling water

1/2 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar, well packed
1 cup white sugar

2 unbeaten eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon soda

Sift together dry ingredients. Add oatmeal. Bake in 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Add topping and bake 15 minutes longer.

1 cup coconut
1 cup pecans
2/3 cup brown sugar, well packed
3 Tablespoons melted margarine
3-4 Tablespoons cream or half and half

As indicated before, pour topping on cake after the cake has baked for 25 minutes. Bake an additional 15 minutes with the topping (total bake time: 40 minutes).