Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup quick cooking oatmeal

  2. 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces

  3. 1-1/2 cups boiling water

  4. 1/4 cup cocoa

  5. 3/4 cup sugar

  6. 1 cup brown sugar

  7. 2 eggs

  8. 2 tsp. vanilla

  9. 1-3/4 cups flour

  10. 1 tsp. baking soda

  11. 1/2 tsp. salt

  12. 1/3 cup butter, melted

  13. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  14. 1/4 cup sugar

  15. 1/2 cup brown sugar

  16. 1 cup flaked coconut

  17. 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. heavy cream

  18. 1 tsp. vanilla

  19. 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13" pan and set aside. In a large bowl, combine oatmeal with 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup chocolate chips. Pour boiling water over all, and let stand for 5 minutes. Then add the cocoa and mix well with a wire whick so the chocolate and butter melt. Add 3/4 cup sugar and 1 cup brown sugar and whisk to combine. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

  2. Add eggs and 2 tsp. vanilla and beat until combined. Then add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix with a wire whisk until well blended. Immediately pour batter into prepared pan.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-35 minutes until cake pulls away from sides of pan and springs back when lightly touched in center.

  4. Prepare topping while cake is baking. Combine 1/3 cup melted butter, walnuts, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, coconut, cream, and 1 tsp. vanilla in a medium bowl; mix well. When cake tests done, remove from oven and set on wire rack.

  5. Turn oven to broil. Drop topping mixture by small spoonfuls onto cake; spread very gently to cover. Place under broiler, 4" from heat source, and broil for 2-5 minutes until topping is bubbly and light golden brown. Watch this every single second, turning the cake from front to back so the frosting cooks evenly. It can burn in a couple of seconds, so keep watching! When the frosting is bubbling furiously all over the cake and is beginning to brown in spots, remove cake from oven and sprinkle with 1 cup chocolate chips. Let stand for 10 minutes, then carefully swirl the chocolate chips into the frosting with the tip of a knife. Cool and cut into squares. Serve warm or cool. Serves 12


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