This oatmeal is based on another one of my favorite Southern cakes. The name makes you think it comes from Italy, but no it’s just another delicious idea from the Southern US. I’ve seen this made with walnuts or pecans or both. The nuts are usually in the batter with the coconut in the icing, but I’ve had so many variations I don’t think it really matters. Plus it’s oatmeal and you will mix it all together anyhow!