For dessert tonight we had this cake. It is from a Gold-Medal flour recipe magazine that you find in the checkout lane at the grocery store. It tastes good warm or cold. And tastes even better with a cup of french press coffee!
Applesauce Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Coconut Topping
1 1/4c applesauce
1 c oats
1/2 c butter, softened
1 c sugar
1 t vanilla
1 1/2c flour
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 t cinnamon
3/4 c coconut
1/2 c brown sugar
1/3 c pecans or walnuts
1/4 c butter, melted
3 T milk
Heat applesauce to boiling in saucepan over med-high heat. Stir in oats. Let stand 20 min.
Beat butter and sugar on med speed until light and fluffy.
Beat in vanilla and eggs until fluffy.
Beat in applesauce mixture just until mixed.
Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, just until blended.
Pour into greased 9x9 pan.
Bake 40-50 min in a 350 degree oven.
Meanwhile, mix together topping ingredients.
When cake is done, spread over top of cake.
Set oven to broil.
Broil cake with top 6 inches from heat for about 2 minutes or until top is golden and bubbly being careful not to let it burn.