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Oatmeal Spice Cake

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Cake ingredients:

11⁄2 cups boiling water
1 cup instant oatmeal
3⁄4 cup margarine or butter
1⁄2 cup lentil purée*
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
13⁄4 cups unbleached white flour

Topping ingredients:

6 tablespoons melted butter
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped nuts

*Preparing lentil purée: Add 2 ½ times the amount of water as lentils. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Stir frequently. Cool slightly and do not drain. In small batches, mash or purée lentils with a sieve, food mill, blender, food processor or potato masher. Purée should be the consistency of canned pumpkin. Add water to thin if needed.    

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Stir together boiling water, oatmeal and butter. Let stand until margarine melts. Mix with remaining cake ingredients.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 13 x 9-inch baking pan and bake for about 45 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool slightly in pan.

Heat all topping ingredients in a saucepan; do not boil.
Spread topping evenly over the cake. Place it under broiler, 4 to 6 inches from heat, and broil until topping is hot and slightly brown. Watch very carefully to avoid burning.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 slice
Servings Per Container
Amount Per Serving
Calories  438 Calories From Fat 
% Daily Value *
Total Fat  24g
Saturated Fat  8g
Trans Fat   
Total Carbohydrate  54g
Dietary Fiber  2g
Protein  5g  
Vitamin A   % Vitamin C   %
Calcium  % Iron  %
* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,2500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
   Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate   300g 375g
   Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Calories per gram:
      Fat 9   •   Carbohydrate 4   •   Protein 4