I made an oatmeal cake last night…it was an old recipe I had from my mom’s recipe box. You know the kind of box full of file cards and cute images on the borders.Most of which are tattered and torn because they have been pulled in and out of the box so many times. Mom would have loved the internet and the luxury of finding any instruction you want for making an oatmeal cake.

I had a piece with my coffee this morning…I must say…it is quite tasty.

Here is the recipe:

Oatmeal Cake

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

Bring the water to a boil and pour over the butter & oats

Let sit for 20 minutes

Meanwhile, mix together:

1 c white sugar
1 c brown sugar
1 1/3 cups flour
1tsp. baking soda
½ t nutmeg
1 t. cinnamon
½ t salt

Add to the oats and butter and mix well

Add 2 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.

Let cool for about 10-15 minutes and flip onto a plate.

If you want to add an icing, I made a simple white icing with 1 cup of powder sugar and 2-3 T. of water and poured on after the cake had cooled.

Enjoy!