Oatmeal Cake with Carmel Frosting


Preheat oven to 350 - if using a cake pan, 325 if using a cookie sheet

Soak 1 C Oats with 1 1/4 C boiling water for 20 minutes. Cover the bowl with another plate while soaking.

1/2 C softened butter
1 C sugar
1 C brown sugar

Add and mix:
2 eggs
1 t vanilla

Add and mix:
1 1/2 C flour
1 t soda
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamom
1/4 t nutmeg

Add the oatmeal and mix well.
Pour into a greased pan and bake
*10 - 12 minutes in a cookie sheet
*30 minutes in a cake pan

* I am horrible at time for baking. I watch it and take it out when done, so keep an eye on the cake while baking and don't over bake. You can tell if a cake is done if when you insert a toothpick it comes out clean.

In a sauce pan bring to a boil and boil one minute:
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C white sugar
4 T shortening
1 T light corn syrup
1/2 C milk

Let it cool a bit and then add 1 t vanilla.

When the mixture starts to thicken pour over cake and carefully spread to the edges.

For the cookie sheet cake I made one and half times the recipe.