1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oatmeal (regular or quick)
3 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp butter, melted
In a microwave safe bowl, heat the water to boiling in the microwave. Add the oatmeal and let sit. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the moistened oatmeal. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients and add to the mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. Pour batter into a greased 9 X 9 pan and bake 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
For the topping, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl, mixing well. Spread evenly over the hot cake Broil about 4 inches from the heat 1-2 minutes or until the topping is bubbly. (I just sat down on the floor in front of the window and watched so it didn’t burn and it didn’t take very long before the entire top was a mass of bubbles).
Cool the cake in the pan.