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Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Frosting

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

15 servings

After enjoying this recipe for more than 30 years, I knew it was time to revise it. I was happy to discover that replacing the oil with applesauce and using fat-free half-and-half didn't alter the flavor of my favorite snack. —Pat Van Cleve of Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine oats and water; let stand for 20 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the sugars, applesauce and eggs. Add oat mixture; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and nutmeg; gradually add to batter and mix well.
  2. Pour into a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  3. In a large bowl, combine frosting ingredients; spread over hot cake. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 288 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 305mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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