Many of you who have stayed at Sweetwater House have been asking for the recipes that we use during your stay. We have decided to feature a new recipe every Tuesday. Many of the recipes have been used in our family for years. One thing is for sure, if the recipe is on here we absolutely love it!! Let it be known that my mom (Karla) is the one that is doing the cooking. I don't mind cooking but she is much better at it so she got nominated as the official Tuesday cook. The best thing for us on Tuesday is that she has to make the recipe that we are featuring so that we can take a picture of it. Therefore- we get to eat it!!!
Today we are featuring my all time favorite cake - Oatmeal Spice Cake. This cake would be completely gone within an hour when I was growing up. I make this cake for my kids and they love it too! Many of you who have stayed at Sweetwater House replied, "I have never had Oatmeal Cake!" So since it has oatmeal in it, it has to be healthy - right? The cake comes from a cookbook called Country Fair Cookbook. It assures you that every recipe in it is a blue ribbon winner. My dad actually won this cookbook back in 1975 at a Pioneer Seed meeting/dinner. Good thing he was lucky that night because we have used the cookbook over and over and over again.
Here it is the oatmeal spice cake and -
Here is what your plate will look like 1 minute later - empty!
Oatmeal Spice Cake
1 c. quick-cooking oats 1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. butter 1/2 tsp. allspice
1 1/2 c. boiling water 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/2 c. flour 1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. sugar 2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda 1 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
Combine oats, butter and boiling water in bowl. Cool. Combine together flour,
sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and salt. Add eggs to oat mixture;
beat well. Add dry ingredients and brown sugar to oat mixture; beat at medium speed
2 minutes. Pour batter into greased 13x9x2 baking pan. Bake in 350 degrees oven 30
to 35 minutes or until cake tests done.
Topping - Serve with a spoonful of cool-whip on top.
Note: It even tastes good without the cool-whip!
Had to show what the recipe book looks like - take note of the nice splotches on the page!