I make this cake twice a year, on Father's Day and on a cold snowy winter day. It's the ultimate comfort dessert. It looks time consuming to make but it isn't. It is large enough for potluck but I don't make it to take to potlucks anymore. It's all everyone wants me to bring ever again. LOL The recipe was in the newspaper years ago.
Oatmeal Cake with Peanut Butter Fudge Frosting
1 C. oatmeal
1 1/2 C. hot water
1 C white sugar
1 C brown sugar
1 Stick butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 C. Flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 sticks butter
2 C brown sugar
4 T. water
2 T vanilla extract (You MUST use 2 TABLESPOONS)
1 1/3 C. Peanut butter
Step 1: pour water over oatmeal and let sit for 5 minutes
Step 2: Cream all ingredients together. Add step one
Step 3: Add all the step 3 ingredients to Step 2, mixing thoroughly. Pour into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 30-40 minutes depending on oven. Cake is done when knife inserted comes out clean.
Frosting: Bring all ingredients, except peanut butter to a boil for 1-2 minutes stirring.
Take off heat and add peanut butter and stir until smooth.
Pour hot frosting over hot cake. Frosting will not be real thick, but will set up as the cake cools.Start the fudge during the last 5 minutes the cake is baking and pour over the cake the second it comes out.
If you use a clear glass Pyrex to bake the cake, you can watch the fudge seep down the side.