Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Icing

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2008, America's Test Kitchen TV

A caramelized broiled icing is the crowning glory on old-fashioned oatmeal cake. But what good is a great icing if the cake itself is dense and gummy?

SERVES9 (Makes one 8-inch square cake)

TIME1½ hours, plus 1 hour cooling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

To get a moist but not dense oatmeal cake recipe with buttery undertones, we replaced some of the brown sugar in the cake with granulated sugar and soaked the oats at room temperature rather than in boiling water before mixing them into the...

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