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    Lazy Dazy Oatmeal Cake

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    Recipe Introduction

    One of our families favorite cakes!

    List of Ingredients

    For the Cake:
    1 cup rolled oats
    3/4 cup boiling water
    1/2 cup milk
    1/2 tsp salt
    8 tablespoons unsalted butter, very soft
    1 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
    2 tsp vanilla extract
    2 large eggs
    1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
    1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp cinnamon

    For the Topping:
    6 tablespoons unsalted butter, very soft
    3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
    3 tablespoons milk
    2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
    1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped


    Combine oats, boiling water, and milk; let sit 20 minutes. Adjust oven rack to upper and lower middle position and preheat to 350 degrees. Grease,or spray with baking spray, a 9 x 9 -inch pan.

    Add salt, butter, sugar, and vanilla to oat mixture and stir to combine. Stir in eggs and coconut. Add flour, baking soda, and cinnamon to bowl, then stir until completely combined. Pour into prepared pan and bake on middle rack until just set, about 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

    While cake is baking, mix topping in same unwashed bowl: toss butter, brown sugar, milk, coconut, and nuts to form moist crumbs.

    As soon as cake is baked, remove from oven and spread topping over the top. Return pan to oven and increase heat to broil. Briefly heat until topping melts and coconut is lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Transfer pan to wire rack to cool.




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