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


Add to Grocery List

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
1 1/3 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1 tsp
vanilla extract

How to Make Oatmeal Cake


  • 1Grease 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
  • 2Topping:
    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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Oatmeal Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 8 Comments & Reviews

14 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

14 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

Kitchen Crew@JustaPinch

Mmm, there’s just something magical about a tasty chocolate cupcake that just makes our mouths water. We searched high and low on Pinterest for some seriously awesome chocolate cupcake recipes...

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes To Brighten Your Day

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes to Brighten Your Day

Kitchen Crew

The markets are bursting with blueberries these days! That makes me very happy because not only are they yummy, they're super healthy. Packed with antioxidants, research shows blueberries can help...

17 Easy Bundt Pan Recipes

17 Easy Bundt Pan Recipes

Kitchen Crew@JustaPinch

From breakfast to dinner to dessert, there’s a delicious bundt pan recipe for you! We promise, there’s nothing bundt yummy recipes for you below. Great Grandma's Best Banana Bread “One...