Lazy Dazy Oatmeal Cake: What Did You Bake Today?

Next week is the Oatmeal Challenge….remember? To get you excited and enthusiastic, I thought I’d post an Oatmeal Cake this week. If any of you added a link to the original challenge, I will add them to next week’s links, too.
So, the Lazy Dazy Oatmeal Cake. Have you heard of it? It was very popular during the Great Depression. It contains only one egg and a total of 1/2 cup butter. Not only is it cheap, it’s really easy. You might also say that with 1 1/2 cups of oatmeal, it’s almost good for you. I am not going to imply that you’d be right, but you could say it.
Lazy Dazy Oatmeal Cake:
1 1/4 cups water
1 cup oatmeal (regular or quick)
5 Tbls butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp salt

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.

What Did You Bake Today?