oatmeal cake

★★★★★ 128 Reviews
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By Jolayne Cooper
from Americus, GA

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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Nutty and moist, this oatmeal cake is a wonderful recipe full of delicious nostalgia. It's so good, forget a plate. You'll find yourself eating it from the pan. The texture is almost like an ooey gooey cake but so much better. It's rich, sweet, and full of spices. The caramelized topping is almost like a German chocolate frosting. Baking it under the broiler makes the topping super gooey. Since it's put on the cake while warm, it melts into the cake. So good!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For oatmeal cake

  • CAKE
  • 1 1/4 c
    water, boiling
  • 1 c
    oatmeal, old-fashioned, uncooked
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    nuts (finely chopped)
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 8-10 Tbsp
    evaporated milk

How To Make oatmeal cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Pour boiling water over oatmeal and set aside for 20 minutes.
  • 2
    Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs. Beat well.
  • 3
    Add vanilla and oatmeal mixture.
  • 4
    Add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix well.
  • 5
    Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan.
  • 6
    Bake for 30 minutes.
  • 7
    For Topping: Melt butter. Add coconut, nuts, brown sugar, and milk.
  • 8
    Mix well.
  • 9
    Frost cake when you take it out of the oven.
  • 10
    Broil until the top is brown. Watch it carefully so it doesn't burn.