1 1/4 c. boiling water
1 c. quick oatmeal
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/3 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. nutmeg
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1½ c. raisins (optional)
1 c. walnut pieces (optional)

Pour boiling water over the oatmeal and let stand for 20 minutes. Cream shortening and sugars, then add softened oatmeal and rest of ingredients; raisins and walnuts last. Pour into greased and floured 9×13-inch cake pan. Bake at 325° for 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.This cake does not need icing, as it is moist and tastes just as good without it.

Jean Onsted, Adrian