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Friday, March 2, 2012

Glazed Oatmeal Cake

It's a cold day and I was blog hopping around drooling over food photos as usual. I came across this blog that bakes in small portions enough for two, as the blog name suggests, and one of the cake that caught my attention was this Glazed Oatmeal Cake. I had to do some math to downsize the recipe portions most times since there weren't many cake eaters in my household.  This cake was really moist and soft and delicious, I highly recommended you to try it.

Let's get on with the recipe:)

Glazed Oatmeal Cake adapted from Dessert For Two
Makes 1 small 6″ cake.
Ingredients:
For the cake:
2 tablespoons (11g) rolled oats
1/4 cup hot water
85g shortening, plus extra for pan (I used butter)
5 tablespoons (60g) light brown sugar
3 tablespoons (40g) sugar
1 large egg
3/4 cup (93g) flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
For the frosting:
2 tablespoons
 (28g) butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1 teaspoon milk (I omitted this)
Instructions:
1)Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a 6” round cake pan with shortening and set aside.
2)In a small bowl, add the rolled oats and hot water. Let sit while you make the rest of the cake.
3) In a medium bowl, beat together the 6 tablespoons of shortening(or butter) and sugar. Cream very well, then add the egg and beat til combined.
4) In another bowl, whisk together all remaining dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and powder). Add this to the creamed shortening mixture and stir with a spatula until just combined. Add the oats and their soaking water and stir until just combined—do not over mix. Pour into the cake pan and bake on the center rack for 29-32 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
5) Let cool completely before moving on.
6) When ready to serve the cake, preheat the broiler to high. Combine the butter, brown sugar, milk and pecans in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and stir in the coconut. Spread the frosting evenly over the cake, then place it about 4” from the broiler and broil for 3-5 minutes, keeping a very close eye on it to keep it from burning. The frosting should be deliciously crunchy and crispy.
The frosting, waiting to go on the cake...this is delicious!I actually had to make the frosting twice it got burnt the first time! I just scrapped off the burnt frosting and topped it with a new batch and stood by the oven to watch it turned golden:P
Enjoy this moist cake with its nutty and crispy coconut flake frosting with a hot cup of coffee or tea on a cold day! :D The frosting is not as crispy when cold but still delicious.

I am linking this post to Sweet For a Saturday.
and also Bizzy Bakes

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