Oatmeal Cake

Oatmeal Cake

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Diane Schmidt

By
@snakpackmomma

This is a super moist cake with a crispy topping. I got the recipe from a Penzey's spices catalog, submitted by Shelly Cooke. I tweaked it a little to make it a little bit tastier and easier to make. It is loaded with flavor, and is wonderful for a potluck.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    quick cooking oats or regular oats
  • 1 1/4 c
    boiling whole milk
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • TOPPING

  • 1/4 c
    butter, melted
  • 1/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 c
    shredded, sweetened coconut

How to Make Oatmeal Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350*. Grease and flour a 9x13 cake pan and set aside. Do not use a fragile pan as the topping is briefly broiled ( I use my pyrex glass pan).
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine the oats with the boiling milk (I nuked the milk and let the oats hang out in it for 10 minutes or so. I also used the regular oats). Let stand for 5-10 minutes (10 for reg. oats).
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add the oats and mix. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add the baking soda, salt,and cinnamon and mix very well. Gradually add the flour in and mix well.
  4. Pour into pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, until brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven.
  5. Just before you take the cake out of the oven, in a bowl combine the topping ingredients. I found that if I mix the butter, brown sugar, and the heavy cream and let set for a few minutes to melt the sugar some before adding the coconut it will spread easier on the cake. This will be very thick.
  6. Now the cake is out of the oven, so preheat your broiler and move your oven rack so that the cake will be about 2 inches from the heating element.
  7. Put spoonfuls of the topping mixture on top of the hot cake. Let set for a second or so until the topping starts to melt and then carefully spread the topping evenly on the cake. This step requires a bit of patience.
  8. Once the topping is spread on the cake, put the cake under the broiler for a few minutes. Keep an eye on it, and when it is golden brown and bubbley it's done. Let set for a bit and then I find it's easier to cut if you cut it while still warm. The topping sets up and is kinda hard and crispy so you want to cut it before it sets. This cake is really yummy with ice cream!

Printable Recipe Card

About Oatmeal Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American




Show 3 Comments & Reviews

31 Reasons Why There's Always Room For Dessert

31 Reasons Why There's Always Room for Dessert

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

We all know that we have a second stomach. The one that magically appears just when we think we can't eat another bite and then get a glimpse at dessert....

22 Showstopping Bundt Cake Recipes

22 Showstopping Bundt Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

A Bundt pan can transform a basic cake or pound cake recipe into a beautiful and festive dessert. The next time you want to impress your family with your baking...