My sister-in-law made this yummy cake for us once and I've been craving it ever since. She told me it was a Lyon House recipe, so I googled it and found it on KSL recipes.
Imagine, googy, sticky, sweet, oatmeal, coconut, brown sugar and cinnamon...YUM!
Can you see why I had to find this recipe?
And it's an easy recipe. I can usually tell by looking at a recipe if I'm ever going to bother making it or not. Some recipes sound good but have so many ingredients that I don't have, that it would cost a fortune to make it. This one is only the basics.
And, the next day, my husband took it to work for breakfast :)
Pour boiling water over oats and let stand until cool. Cream the shortening with sugar and eggs until fluffy. Add oats and water mixture. Sift flour with other dry ingredients and blend into creamed mixture. Pour into greased and lightly floured 9x13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes or until cake tests done. Immediately spread topping on baked cake.
Topping for Oatmeal Cake
Melt butter, blend in sugar. Add remaining ingredients and spread on baked hot cake. Place under broiler for 1 to 2 minutes.