Honey Oatmeal Cake


1 1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup uncooked oats (regular works best)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup honey
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp each soda and baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
commercial coconut pecan frosting (optional)


combine water, oats, and butter in a large bowl. Stir to mix thoroughly. Set aside for 20 minutes. Add honey, eggs, and vanilla. Stir well. Combine whole wheat flour with remaining dry ingredients. Gradually add to honey mixture and stir to mix completely. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13" baking pan. Bake at 350 deg for 30 to 40 minutes or until cake is brown and tests done. Cool completely in pan. Frost with commercial icing if desired.