Mom's Oatmeal Cake

Recipe of my Mom's probably dating to the late 60's - early 70's.

1 cup oatmeal (uncooked)

1/4 cup butter

1 1/4 cup boiling water

Mix and let stand for 20 minutes 

Mix

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 1/3 cups sifted flour

1 t. soda

1 t. cinnamon

1/4 t. salt

Add to first mixture and beat well. Bake 35 minutes in a 350

TOPPING

6 T. or 1/2 stick butter

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup cream or milk

1 cup coconut

1 cup chopped nuts

Spread on hot cake and place under broiler until golden brown.