Oatmeal Cake with Caramel Frosting

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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.

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Pre-heat oven to 350

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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.

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1/2 C softened butter.

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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.

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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.

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

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1 C brown sugar,

1/3 C milk,

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4 T Crisco and

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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.