oatmeal cake with topping



1 cup quick oatmeal, 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 stick salted butter, softened, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract,  1/4 teaspoon almond extract, 1 cup brown sugar, packed, 1 cup white sugar, 2 eggs, beaten, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon,  3/4 teaspoon ground mace, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 cups cake flour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Get out 8 x 12 pan, lightly grease and flour the baking pan, set aside. Get out a bowl, add the oatmeal, butter, and boiling water, mix well, set aside.  Get out another bowl, combine the sugars and eggs, mix.  Add the oatmeal mixture to the sugar and eggs, mix well.  Add the flour, cinnamon, mace, and salt, mix well with a hand mixer.  Pour the oatmeal mixture into the baking pan.  Bake for 30 minutes or until a case knife inserted in the center comes out clean.


2/3 cup brown sugar, packed, 1 stick salted butter, 3 tablespoons evaporated milk, 1 cup coconut flakes, 3/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped.  Get out a bowl, add sugar and butter, cream with a hand mixer.  Add the milk, coconut, and pecans, mix well, set aside.  When the cake comes out the oven pour the topping over the hot cake.

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