Nov 18, 2010

Jones' Oatmeal Cake

Published for you, Clara. {{{hugs}}}
So when I was at Nana's graveside service, I got to visit with My Pastor's wife, Clara. I hadn't seen My Pastor and Clara in many, many years. They served at my home church when I was just a kid, then they moved to Erie and then to other places and are now living the good life in sunny Florida. They came back, by Nana's request, to pastor her funeral and thus it was Clara and I were talking about the old days. I reminded her that I came out to visit them in Erie and my parents & Nana and Grandpa were almost killed on the highway during a blizzard enroute to pick me up from Erie. She didn't remember my being in Erie (I have that affect on people) so I jogged her memory by reminding her of the Oatmeal Cake Phase.
While in Erie, the Jones girls discovered this recipe for Oatmeal Cake and were making it quite regularly. They eagerly taught me how to make it and gave me the recipe. I went through the Phase with them and made the cake religiously for about 10 years when I finally sickened of it.
Clara and I both began salivating for some of that Oatmeal Cake. Sadly, she said she lost her recipe. I told her I would dig mine out, blow off the dust and get her a copy. So, Mrs. Jones, this is for you, sister:
Oatmeal Cake Sublime
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup quick oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 c white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg (you know it!!)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
Pour boiling water over oatmeal and set. Sift dry ingredients together, cream in shortening, add sugar, eggs, flour and oatmeal mixture. Pour in greased cake pan. Bake 25-30 minutes.
After baking, drizzle top with glaze made of milk, vanilla and powdered sugar.
So me and the Cool Yule went ahead and made some this past weekend, Yum-O. I shared with Patti, Tom, John and Vicky and Pam Garvin - so you can check in with them to see if it was any good.

1 comment:

Mom said...

Oh man I'd forgotten about that recipe I've GOT to have some and SOON!!!!