Jolayne Cooper Recipe

Oatmeal Cake

By Jolayne Cooper jwcooper


Rating:
Serves:
12
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Method:
Bake
Comments:

This is one of my favorite cakes from when I was little. In fact, I always asked for this cake for my birthday because I loved it so much. It is simple, but delicious. I have tried other oatmeal cakes, but none measure up to my Mom's. I hope you enjoy it.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Oh, wow! This brings back sweet memories of my favorite childhood cake. Mom used to have to hide her oatmeal cakes from me... I loved them so much! Sweet, nutty and moist, this is a wonderful recipe full of delicious nostalgia.

Ingredients

CAKE
1 1/4 c
water, boiling
1 c
oatmeal, old fashioned, uncooked
1/2 c
butter
1 c
sugar
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla
1 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
3/4 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
TOPPING
1/2 c
butter
2 c
coconut
1 c
nuts (finely chopped)
1 1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
8-10 Tbsp
evaporated milk

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: 2012 Member's Choice
Hashtag: #oatmeal

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869 Comments

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Mallee Ward Vanuatuprincess
May 9, 2015
This was lovely, however I cut the sugar down in it. Rather than 1 cup of brown sugar, and 1 cup of white, I cut the white back by half a cup. For us, it was still too sweet, so next time I make it, I will cut it down to one cup of brown only. I only has 1.5 cups of coconut, which turned out fine. I'm not certain why the topping has to have evaporated milk. Can someone explain this to me please. The mixture made so much, I cooked this in 2 baking pans. The topping was enough for 2 cakes. I froze one.
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Linda Morgan Linda_Morgan
Dec 20, 2014
Can wheat flour be used for this recipe?
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Kara Mackey Karamackey
Oct 4, 2014
I made this last night for a gathering and it recieved raves and requests for the recipe! Going to make another today to have with coffee. :) Thank you!
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Kara Mackey Karamackey
Oct 4, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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barry oldham bloldham
Mar 7, 2014
i drive truck,and everytime i come home i make this.sometimes i make 2 or 3 for the friends and neighbors,and work and everyone just loves it....the best oatmill cake recipe. thanks jolayne......