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Old 09-27-2005, 07:52 AM   #1
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Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake

Found the recipe my exmother in law always fixed. I couldn't find the recipe she gave me and I don't dare call her (long distance) otherwise it would only make her thoughts of me true. That I never could keep anything in order. She often commented about how I managed the house. She has not only one but four houses she has to keep up. Anyway, I just thought this was good cake and I am planning on taking to family get together tomorrow. Talk about planning and organization. Not me! Everything last minute. Story of my life!

Oatmeal cake

prep time: 15 Minutes
cook time: 1 Hour
chill time: 30 Minutes
time to table: 1 Hour 45 Minutes


1-1/4 cups boiling water
1 cup Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
5 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 egg whites or 1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)


1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
3 tablespoons fat-free milk
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted


1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and flour 8 or 9-inch square baking pan.

2. For cake, pour boiling water over oats in medium bowl; mix well. In large bowl, beat margarine and sugars until well blended. Add egg whites and vanilla; beat well. Add reserved oat mixture and combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and, if desired, salt; mix well. Pour batter into pan.

3. Bake 55 to 65 minutes (8-inch pan) or 50 to 60 minutes (9-inch pan) or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Transfer cake in pan to wire rack.

4. For topping, combine all ingredients in small bowl; mix well. Spread evenly over top of warm cake. Broil about 4 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or until topping is bubbly. Watch closely; topping burns easily. Cool cake in pan on wire rack. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

Servings: 12 SERVINGS


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Old 09-27-2005, 08:09 AM   #2
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I made that cake a lot when my kids were home, when we needed cake. When we moved to the country there were no grocery stores here - the nearest one about 30 miles away, so whatever we had to eat, I cooked from scratch. This was good to carry too. I'm sure your family will enjoy it.

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Old 09-27-2005, 08:34 AM   #3
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Thanks licia. My family stickler about health and eating sweets is not one thing they care to indulge. I just thought this was kind of health cake. What you think?
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Old 09-27-2005, 08:57 AM   #4
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ITK, as far as a cake goes, it doesn't seem too unhealthy. If you use the egg whites rather than the whole egg, it's relatively low in fat compared to a lot of other cakes, especially ones with heavy buttercream icings. Thanks for posting this--I'll have to try it soon!
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:05 AM   #5
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The oatmeal will compensate for any "bad" stuff in there IMHO.
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Old 09-27-2005, 02:54 PM   #6
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Why is it when you are in the middle of fixing the cake you find you are low on something? This is starting to happen to me pretty regularly and I think it is due to the fac t I had so much in the freezer before it all had to be thrown out due to power outage or else I am really having senior moments often. No comments, either one or other. Anyway, I doubled this recipe in put in one pan but I can't put it under broiler for icing. think I should just let it heat in oven longer? They'll eat it one way or other since I ent through all this so I will just put back in oven when I have icing prepared. I just don't like to run to the store to get something. I only realize then that I am not prepared the way I should be. Guess I can't be perfect, I just hope it turns out okay. Does it bother you when you fix something for relatives?
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Old 09-27-2005, 03:50 PM   #7
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Hope you have all the ingredients before you start. Does it upset you too, when you have to go to the store? I often wonder what people think I do when I have to go and get something in a hurry!
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:29 AM   #8
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No Worry

Well, they ate it, all of it! They asked for the recipe and I felt guilty due to the fact thought everyone knew about this. It is such a simple cake to fix and when everyone wanted to eat it, makes you feel effort worth it. Thanks all for your comments, sure helps!

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