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Broiled Coconut & Oatmeal Spice Cake





Stuff:
(cake)
1 1/4 c water
1 c quick oats
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/2 c butter, softened 
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 c AP flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
(topping)
5 Tablespoons butter
3/4 c brown sugar
3 Tablespoons milk
1 c chopped pecans
3/4 c coconut

How-to make it



*pre-heat oven to 350 
1. Cook oatmeal with water over medium heat until thickened; remove from heat and allow to cool completely
2. In a standing mixer with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars
3. Add eggs one at a time; beat until light and fluffy
4. Add vanilla, salt and cinnamon
5. In a small bowl sift together flour, baking powder and soda; add to wet ingredientsin mixing bowl
6. Using a spatula, fold cooled oatmeal into cake batter until just incorportated
7. Pour batter into a well greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for 23-30 minutes
8. Allow cake to cool; while cake is cooling, make your topping by combining all ingredients in a small sauce pan and cooking over low-medium heat until the they melt together
*pre-heat broiler 
9. Spread topping evenly over cooled cake and place under a broiler for 2-4 minutes (until topping is bubbly and golden brown)
10. Cool until topping is set and enjoy