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Family’s enjoyment is frosting on the cake


The recipe I’m sharing with you this week was given to me by my sister, Judy, many years ago and it remains a family favorite to this day.

My three grandsons helped Grandma make this delicious treat for Grandpa Gary’s birthday. The cake is so moist and delicious and the frosting melts in your mouth — a wonderful combination of flavors. It has been served numerous times at our home.

Chocolate Oatmeal Cake with Coconut 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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