Oatmeal Cake

My mom’s old-fashioned oatmeal cake has been a hit for decades and everyone goes crazy over it! If you’ve never tried it, I hope you do. It’s amazing!

Ingredients

Cake:
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Recipe

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 13”x9” rectangle pan. Pour 1 1/3 cups boiling water over quick oats and stir until well combined. Set aside to cool. In a small bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, cream butter with brown and white sugars. Once blended well, add eggs, and beat an additional minute on medium speed. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer bowl, and blend for 1 minute. Add the oatmeal mixture 2 tablespoons at a time, and blend an additional minute. Pour in the prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes.

    When 10 minutes remain on the cake, start making the topping. Place a saucepan over medium heat and add brown sugar, butter and milk. Cook until brown sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil, then turn off the heat and stir in vanilla, coconut and pecans. Once the cake has finished baking, pour the topping over the cake and spread evenly. Place the cake under the broiler for 1-3 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.

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    Connie Miller
    Connie Miller
    2 months ago
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    I have ate your moms oatmeal cake and it is delicious!

    Toni
    Toni
    2 months ago
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    I am going to make this for Easter!

    Gretchen
    Gretchen
    2 months ago

    This looks delicious! So moist! I can’t wait to try it

    Robbie
    2 months ago
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    Excellent cake! Same recipe my mom used 😊

    Deborah Epling
    Deborah Epling
    2 months ago

    Sounds delicious

    Brenda Redmond
    Brenda Redmond
    2 months ago

    Love this cake so moist and delicious. Thank you for sharing

    Lavonna Humphries
    Lavonna Humphries
    2 months ago

    For topping, how much of each ingredients are used?

    Loretta Walker
    Loretta Walker
    2 months ago

    Interest

    Robin Cheatham
    2 months ago
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    Recipe is Wrong. it forgot the boiling water

    Sonya Smith
    Sonya Smith
    2 months ago
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    Can’t wait to try it.

    Christina
    Christina
    2 months ago
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    This is one of the best cakes I’ve ever had so delicious!!!!!!

    Toni Nicholas
    Toni Nicholas
    2 months ago

    This is worth trying

    TAMARA MCKINNEY
    TAMARA MCKINNEY
    2 months ago

    This looks amazing. Is there a way to make a topping without nuts. I can’t eat them.

    Valerie Ketkar
    Valerie Ketkar
    2 months ago

    I was going to make carrot cake but this recipe is the winner for my Easter meal!!! I think my kids will like this cake much better. So glad I found you somehow. Lol

    Trisha
    Trisha
    2 months ago

    I’m planning to make this for Easter! 🙂
    How is it best stored?

    DeeD
    DeeD
    2 months ago
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    OMG! Delish! Just made it for my hubby, he wanted cake so I thought I would try this one!! And what a hit!

    Erika
    Erika
    2 months ago

    Is this cake served best warm or after it’s set? My husband saw this on FB and has requested it for his 36th birthday. Just wanting to make sure I serve it properly. ❤️

    Cathey Finch
    Cathey Finch
    1 month ago
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    Love this site recipes turn out the exact way they r measure great

    Brenda Garrett
    Brenda Garrett
    1 month ago

    Love yr recipe

    Debbie Newton
    Debbie Newton
    1 month ago
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    Just made this cake and took it to our best friend’s home. All four of us agreed, it was delicious!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    My mom’s old-fashioned oatmeal cake has been a hit for decades and everyone goes crazy over it! If you’ve never tried it, I hope you do. It’s amazing!