Oatmeal Cake Recipe

Classic Oatmeal Cake is an soft, delicately spiced old-fashioned cake made with rolled oats and a delicious caramelized coconut pecan topping.
Classic Oatmeal Cake is an soft, delicately spiced old-fashioned cake made with rolled oats and a delicious caramelized coconut pecan topping.

If you like oatmeal cookies you’ll love this cake….

Classic Oatmeal Cake is an soft, delicately spiced old-fashioned cake made with rolled oats and a delicious caramelized coconut pecan topping.

Classic Oatmeal Cake is an soft, delicately spiced old-fashioned cake made with rolled oats and a delicious caramelized coconut pecan topping.




Classic Oatmeal Cake

As they say, “an oldie, but a goodie”! Classic Oatmeal Cake is an soft, delicately spiced old-fashioned cake made with rolled oats and a delicious caramelized coconut pecan topping. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword oatmeal
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16
Author Sarah Kozowski

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs

Topping

  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups flaked sweetened coconut
  • 2 cups pecans chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking oil spray. 

  2. Melt butter ​in medium size bowl, add a cup of oatmeal. Carefully pour boiling water and stir until liquid is absorbed by oats. Allow oatmeal mixture to cool completely before proceeding, about 20 minutes.

  3. Combine all-purpose flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, spices and oatmeal-water-batter mixture in a large bowl. Stir well. Add in eggs combining completely.

  4. Pour cake batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until cake springs back to the touch.

  5. Combine evaporated milk, butter and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Allow butter to melt completely then add coconut, nuts and vanilla.

  6. Stirring until the mixture becomes thick and sticky. Pour topping onto hot cake and spread evenly.

  7. Place under broiler, carefully watching, not to burn until the topping is bubbly and evenly browned. Allow cake to cool completely before slicing.

 

Classic Oatmeal Cake is an soft, delicately spiced old-fashioned cake made with rolled oats and a delicious caramelized coconut pecan topping.

Classic Oatmeal Cake is an soft, delicately spiced old-fashioned cake made with rolled oats and a delicious caramelized coconut pecan topping.

 

 

About Sarah Kozowski

Hi! Welcome to my blog! I’m Sarah– I do part-time job at a kindergarten and in my free time i love to cook, take photos and go jogging. I'm recipe developer, photographer, writer, and taste tester behind this blog. I develop my recipes and photos through good old fashioned trial and error, some days I have more success than others, as you can judge by the photos here. Grab a cup of coffee (or beverage of your choice) and stay with me awhile, poke through recipes, pick your favourite and reach out to me if you have any questions!

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