Posted by: Jonjon | August 28, 2009

Cake – Oatmeal Cake I 8.5/10 August 28 2009


200% boiling water, 50% rolled oats, 55% butter, 125% brown sugar, 112% white sugar, 55% eggs, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt to AP flour

Topping  = 27% white sugar, 20% flaked coconut, 27% butter, 20% cream, 4% vanilla extract


* 1/3 cup boiling water                                                       80ml

* 3 tablespoons and 1-3/4 teaspoons rolled oats              20g

* 1 tablespoon and 2-1/4 teaspoons butter                                   25g

* 3 tablespoons and 1-3/4 teaspoons packed brown sugar          50g

* 3 tablespoons and 1-3/4 teaspoons white sugar                        45g

* 1/2 eggs

* 1/3 cup all-purpose flour                                                 40g

* 1/4 teaspoon baking soda                                                           1g

* 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon                                       0.5g

* 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg                                          0.7g

* 1/8 teaspoon salt                                                             0.7g

* 2-3/4 teaspoons packed brown sugar                             10g

* 1 tablespoon and 2-1/4 teaspoons white sugar              20g

* 3 tablespoons and 1-3/4 teaspoons flaked coconut                   15g

* 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon butter, melted                  20g

* 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract                                           3ml

* 2-3/4 teaspoons cream                                                    15ml


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 13 pan.

2. In a small bowl, pour boiling water over oats. Mix well, and cool.

3. In a large bowl, combine butter or margarine, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, eggs, flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. Add cooled oatmeal mixture, and stir to combine. Pour batter into pan.

4. Bake for 35 minutes.

5. While cake is baking, combine 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, coconut, melted butter or margarine, vanilla, and cream in a mixing bowl. Remove cake from oven, and turn on broiler. Drop mixture by small spoonfuls on top of cake. Spread evenly and carefully. Broil for 2 to 5 minutes, until topping is bubbling and lightly browned


I thought this was quite good. There was not much of an oatmeal taste, nor the gritty texture that oats usually have. Rather, what you get is a moist muffin with a slight oaty taste that is sweet. The topping really brought the flavor up to another level. I did not broil the topping, rather I baked it as a second layer along with the base at the same time, and in the end, it hardened into a very fragrant coconuty crispy top when the muffin was done in the oven.


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