I posted this recipe months ago and decided to share it again since it is a wonderful cake to make this time of the year…this was my mother’s recipe, I didn’t change it much. 

Mom’s Oatmeal Cake

The Gourmet Farm Girl

1 cup rolled oats
1 stick butter
1 ¼ cups of water

Bring the water to a boil and pour over the butter and rolled oats; Let sit for 20 minutes

Meanwhile; mix together:

1 c white sugar
1 c brown sugar
1 1/3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ t nutmeg
1 t. cinnamon
½ t salt
Add to the oats and butter and mix well with a large spoon

Add 2 beaten eggs; Mix well

I added 1/3 cup of chopped pear and ¼ cup of chopped walnuts

Pour into a bunt pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

If you want to add a simple white icing; mix 1 cup of powder sugar and 2-3 T. of water or melted butter and poured over the cake when cooled.

Enjoy!