Lazy-Daisy Oatmeal Cake

Lazy-daisy Oatmeal Cake Recipe

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Anna Vandenhazel


I don't know the origins of this recipe, but in my mom's recipe box it was marked as being her version.
The topping is like what you'd find on German chocolate cake in a restaurant.

I was in college when I made this cake by myself for the first time (1982). I had a "critical" roommate who surprisingly loved this cake - when we had visitors later in the day she invited them to "taste the best cake in the world".


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10 Min
25 Min


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1 1/4 c
boiling water
1 c
oats, quick cooking
1/2 c
1 1/2 c
brown sugar
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
3/4 tsp
1/4 tsp


6 Tbsp
1/4 c
evaporated milk
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/4 can(s)
chopped walnuts
1/2 c
coconut, shredded
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract

How to Make Lazy-Daisy Oatmeal Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees (Bake at 325 for glass baking dishes)
  • 2Add boiling water to oatmeal. Set aside.
  • 3Mix all other ingredients, then add oatmeal to other ingredients.
  • 4Bake in 9" square pan for 20-25 minutes.
  • 5TOPPING: Just before cake is done baking, heat maragarine and milk. Add other ingredients and mix well.
  • 6Boil for one minute, then spread on hot cake just out of oven. Broil cake for 1/2 minute.
  • 7Allow cake to cool and cut into 16 squares.

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About Lazy-Daisy Oatmeal Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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