Oatmeal Cake

Doreen Fish


When I was first married my husband and I went to live in Malawi , Africa where I met a great American lady named Dee who shared her friendship and this cake with me. I have been making this cake for over 30 years and I always get asked for the recipe. It is delicious, moist and so yummy especially warm with homemade ice cream!!!


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
35 Min


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  • 1 1/2 c
    boiling water
  • 1 c
    quick oats
  • 1 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1 c
    brown sugar,lightly packed
  • 2
  • 1 1/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • pinch

How to Make Oatmeal Cake


  1. Grease a 9 x 13 pan. Pour boiling water over oats, cover and let stand for 15 mins.
    Cream together both sugars with the butter, add eggs one at a time till well mixed.
    Stir together flour, soda, cinnamon and pepper. Add to butter mixture alternately with the oat mixture.Pour into pan. Bake 25 mins
  2. Topping:
    3 tbsps butter
    1 cup chopeed nuts, optional
    3/4 cup brown sugar, 3 tbsps milk,
    Mix together , spoon over hot cake and bake for approx 10 - 15 mins till bubbly.

    If you find that the butter is too hard to mix with the milk just soften in the mocrowave.
    It doesn't matter if it is melted a little but do not melt completely.

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About Oatmeal Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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