Oh snap.

Best frosting EVER.

Oatmeal Cake with Caramel Frosting

(Original source)

You’ll need the following:

  • 1 1/4 c. boiling water
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 3/4 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. nutmeg


  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 1/8 t. salt
  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar

First, pour the boiling water over the oatmeal in a small bowl and let stand for 10 minutes.

Next, in a large bowl, beat the butter and both sugars until crumbly, about 2 minutes.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Then beat in the applesauce and vanilla.

Separately, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Then gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in the soaked oats with a spoon.

Pour into a 13″x9″ baking pan coated with non-stick spray and pop into your oven set at 350.  The recipe says 18-22 minutes, but mine took more like 26 minutes to cook all the way through in the center. Don’t forget to check the center with a knife or spaghetti noodle. When you pull it out, it should be clean or have moist crumbs on it.  Cool the cake completely on a wire rack.

Don’t even start the icing until your cake is completely cooled!  For the icing, in a small pan, combine brown sugar and butter and bring to a low boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Don’t leave this alone!  Cook and stir for 1 minute.  Gradually whisk in the milk and return to a boil for one more minute.  Transfer to a small bowl and stir in vanilla and salt, then gradually beat in the powdered sugar until smooth.  Immediately spread the icing over your cooled cake. It will set quickly.

What’s been baking in your oven lately?!


2 responses to “Oh snap.

  1. what happened to no sweets in may? 🙂

    I’m not a fan of cake but I think I could eat that frosting on a regular basis!

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