Oatmeal Cake with Caramel Frosting


Well, I went from no picture to a poor picture. The shiny
looking blobs are reflections of the lights hanging above the
cake. This is a nice, heavy, moist cake.
This cakes a little longer to make and bake. You need to soak
your oatmeal 20 minutes before mixing it up and it takes about
50 minutes to bake.


Pre-heat oven to 350


Boil water

1 C old fashioned oats.

Boil and measure 1 1/4 C water and pour over the cup of oats.

Stir together, cover and let set 20 minutes.


1/2 C softened butter.


Mix 1 C sugar with the butter and

1 C brown sugar.

Add and mix in 1 t. vanilla and 2 eggs.

Mix together these dry ingredients. 1 1/2 C flour, 1 t. soda, 1/2 t.
salt, 3/4 t. cinnamon and 1/4 t. nutmeg. Add to the batter and mix well.

After 20 minutes the oats should have absorbed the water and
have become soft.

Add the oatmeal to the batter and mix well.


Pour into a greased 9X13 baking dish.

Bake about 50 minutes - watch so you don't burn it. As soon as
it is done, remove from oven.
Don't over bake it. Let cake cool.


Put into sauce pan and bring to a boil - 1/2 C sugar,


1 C brown sugar,

1/3 C milk,


4 T Crisco and


1 T corn syrup.

Bring to a boil and boil for one minute. Let cool down.

Add 1 t vanilla.

Spoon frosting on cake and frost immediately.