Saturday, April 20, 2013

Yummy Chocolate Cake

1 1/3 cups Boiling Water
1 cup Uncooked Oats (regular or quick)
1/2 cup Butter
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs
1 1/2 cups Sifted All-Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
3 tbsp Soda
3 tbsp Cocoa
German Chocolate Frosting (below)

Pour boiling water over oats, cover and let stand 10 minutes. Uncover, stir and let stand 10 minutes more. Beat butter until fluffy; add sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Add eggs and oats mixture and mix well. Sift together flour, salt, soda, cocoa, and add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Grease and flour two 8-inch cake pans, pour mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before frosting.

German Chocolate Frosting
1 cup Evaporated Milk
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 Egg Yolks, Beaten
1 Stick of Butter
1 cup Chopped Pecans
1 cup Flaked Coconut

Mix all ingredients EXCEPT nuts and coconut in saucepan and cook for 12 minutes, stirring constantly (usually my job when a kid and my mom made this). Add nuts and coconut and beat until mixture is of spreading consistency. Spread on cake when ready.