Braille Monitor                                                                  December 1985




by Harlene Stone

(Note: Harlene Stone is one of the leaders of the National Federation of the Blind of Arizona.)

Pour together and let stand 1 cup oatmeal and 1 1/3 cups warm water. Cream together 1/2 cup shortening and 1 cup sugar. Add 1 cup brown sugar. Cream. Add 2 eggs.

Sift together 1 1/3 cups sifted flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and add. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and oatmeal-water mixture. Pour into lightly oiled 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake 30 to 40 minutes at 400 degrees. Remove from the oven and top with a mixture of 6 tablespoons soft margarine, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 4 tablespoons milk, 1 cup coconut, and 1 1/2 cups nutmeg. Spread evenly over top of cake. Place under broiler until brown and bubbly.