Sometimes we just want to have our cake and eat it, too. Rolled oats and eggs makes this healthy, right? Okay, let’s pretend.
In a separate mixing bowl place:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Add cooled, thickened oatmeal mix and beat well, then add:
1 1/2 cups flour (I use whole wheat)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pour into greased 9×13 broiler-proof (metal) baking pan. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
While the cake is baking, mix the topping:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup cream or milk
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts)
1 cup coconut
As soon as the cake is removed from the oven, turn the oven to broil. Spread the topping onto the hot cake and place under the broiler, watching carefully. You want the topping browned, not black!
Let cool before serving…if you can.