Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake is soft, delicately spiced oatmeal cake, adorned with a sweet, crunchy, broiled coconut topping.
Yesterday, I did something that I almost never do…I called a Snow Day. Unlike other schools, our school never cancels school due to the weather. That’s the beauty of homeschool, yo! You can always make the commute! For whatever reason though, I just wasn’t feeling it yesterday. The Sons were super excited for our first real snow accumulation. Sons 2-4 couldn’t concentrate on anything but strategizing for the the inevitable after school snowball fight. Son #1 was still riding the sense of accomplishment from not only learning how to operate our beast of a snowthrower, but actually clearing the driveway with it. He was all about wanting to clear all the neighbors’ driveways with his new found skillset.
Sigh. Boys and their toys.
There was no way I was going to keep those boys of mine motivated long enough to get anything accomplished on the academic front. I’ve read this book and I know how it ends. So rather than fight their distraction all day long, I gave up and called a Snow Day. I know when to pick my battles, and yesterday was not the one of those days. Then I went and picked up a couple of other kids to hang out with my crew, just for fun.
Do you want to know what those 6 snow-loving kids decided to do once I got them all back here? They played hours of fooseball. Inside the house. No kidding! Eventually they did gear up and head outside for the Epic Snowball Battle that they’d plotted all morning. While they were happy to try to freeze to death, I opted to stay inside and bake.
This Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Coconut Topping is the perfect snack after coming in from the cold. The cake itself is a vintage recipe from the family archives. It’s soft and lightly spiced with an awesome broiled coconut topping that is the stuff dreams are made of! Seriously. I dream about the topping! In fact, I’m totally convinced that slathering that broiled coconut topping on cardboard would make it a delicacy–it’s just that good.
Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Coconut Topping is a cake that is wonderful served warm, right out of the oven.
I suggest cooling it down with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!