Friday, September 12, 2008

Oatmeal Cake

Many of you may not know that I love to frequent gas stations for lunch. I do work in the construction industry so I guess I fit the stereotype. I of course have my favorite stores that serve the perfect blend of diet Pepsi or cheese filled corn dogs and Little Nemo Cakes. I have even got Sarah to eat a Bahama Mama hot dog at Maverick, that was a big step for her.
So when I came across this little jem I had to buy it. Sorry about the photo quality I took it with my phone.

Grandma Bonnie's Oatmeal cake. G'ma Bonnie must make this stuff at her house and wrap each piece by hand. She even leaves the cakes in a little basket at the counter for that special homemade presentation.
My Mom used to make Oatmeal cake all the time when we were kids. She would take it to any outdoor function that we attended so we called it picnic cake. She had this cool old school metal pan with a sliding metal lid to keep it safe during transport. Mom's cake is better than Grandma Bonnie's and I wish I had some right now so Mom, when you read this please send recipe asap. Feel free to leave it in your comment so that all the faithful readers can partake of the oatmeal goodness.


Sara Anne said...

Ummm. . . . I love picnic cake too! I can't believe that you found it.

B& JWeston said...

We love your blogs Mark and here is the Recipe:Oatmeal Cake
1 1/2 cup oatmeal
2 1/4 boiling water
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 c. white sugar
2/3 tsp. salt
3/4 cup shortening
3 eggs
2 1/2 c. flour
1/12 tsp. baking soda
1/3 tsp. cinamon
Mix oatmeal in boiling water; let stand for 20 minutes. Cream shortening, sugars, and eggs. Add oats an dry ingredients; blend well. Bake in 9X13 inch pan for 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Forsting: Melt 9 Tbsp. butter. Add 3/4 c. brown sugar, 2/3 cup evaporated milk, 1 1/2 c. coconut and 1 1/2 cup chopped nuts mix well. Spread on cake as soon as it is taken from oven.

Arlo & Kara said...

I saw that map, so now you know that I read your blog. You should also know that I now have the recipe for oatmeal cake!!

Sarah said...

I really don't like oatmeal cake. I don't wanna make it. Can you find a sister wife for me who will make it for you or something???