This sounds so yummy! My mother used to make a topping like this one, but she'd put it on a plain cake.
In Response to Caramel Broiled Oatmeal Cake:
Here's a new recipe I just found that I'm going to try soon! Just thought I'd share with you all! Caramel Broiled Oatmeal Cake Cake: 1 1/4 cups boiling water 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 (10-ounce) jar (3/4 cup) maraschino cherries, drained, chopped Broiled Topping: 1 1/4 cups flaked coconut 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/3 cup butter, melted 1/3 cup whipping cream or half & half Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside. Stir together boiling water and oats in medium bowl; set aside. Meanwhile, combine sugar, brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed. Beat in eggs until smooth. Add oatmeal mixture and all remaining cake ingredients except maraschino cherries. Reduce speed to low; continue beating until well mixed. Stir in cherries. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven. Heat broiler . Combine all topping ingredients in medium bowl. Spread over hot cake. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat, watching closely, until bubbly and lightly browned (2 to 4 minutes). Serve warm or cool. Garnish with whipped cream, maraschino cherries and mint leaves, if desired. Tip For easier cutting, use knife dipped in hot water.
Posted by Verlee T