Here it is and I'm going to nickname it my Memory Cake. (For sure, you do NOT have to put the marshmallow halves on it-- I did it because.........................................my mother did it! ♥)
- 1 cup quick or old-fashioned oats
- 1 and 1/4 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed (I've used either the LIGHT brown sugar OR the DARK BROWN sugar)
- 1 cup white sugar.
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 and 1/2 cup flour
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Soak the oatmeal in the boiling water for at least 20 minutes.
- In a mixing bowl, whip together the butter and sugars.
- Add the eggs and vanilla.
- Then add the soaked oatmeal and mix thoroughly.
- Lastly, add the flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Pour into a greased or 'sprayed' 9x13-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick or clean sharp knife comes out clean. (This cake will not rise as high as other cakes.) Because I used a glass 9x13, I had the oven set at 330-degrees.) Remove from oven and let cool for about 5-10 minutes; then spread evenly (and carefully) with coconut topping (recipe below).
- Place the cake under the broiler for only 2-3 minutes or just until the topping is 'bubbling' and slightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and place 1/2 (cut) large marshmallow on what will be 'each serving'. Return to broiler for a just a tiny bit of time until the marshmallow halves turn a very LIGHT brown. Watch these last steps SO carefully-- you do not want the coconut topping or the marshmallows to brown too much!
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 cup evaporated milk (you could substitute w/cream, half 'n half, 2% or whole milk).
- 1 cup shredded coconut, packed.
Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy!