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Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Frosting

 Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Frosting
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
15 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.

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 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 flaked 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine oats and water; let stand for 20 minutes. In

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Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Frosting (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.
  • Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake
  • at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean.
  • 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. Yield: 15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 288 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 305 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.