1 cup oatmeal ( Pour 1 1/2 cups boiling water over oatmeal and let stand for 10 minutes). Not Instant
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3 /4 Cup butter softened
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla.
Milx above, add moistened oatmeal and stir.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, can substitute half flour as wheat flour I do
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
Pour into 10" cast iron skillet or 9 x 13 greased baking dish and bake 40-45 minutes on 350 ,Let stand for 5 minutes and spread the following mixture over top.
Melt 1/3 cup butter, add 3/4 cup brown sugar (firmly packed), 1/3 cup evaporated milk or half & half, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 cup angel flake coconut and 3/4 cup chopped nuts, bring to boil, boil for at least 1 minute can add fries apples to topping cook , fry anyway you'd like , peaches is also good just proceed as you do with apples. Can mix into topping or pour directly on hot cake out of oven.