oatmeal cake with coconut walnut frosting

★★★★☆ 4 Reviews
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By Ellen Bales
from Indianapolis, IN

This cake is to die for, trust me! My mother made one very similar to this but I have never found her recipe. I believe this comes close. It is absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Recipe: themotherhuddle.com

★★★★☆ 4 Reviews
serves 12-15
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For oatmeal cake with coconut walnut frosting

  • CAKE:
  • 1 1/2 c
    boiling water
  • 1 c
    oatmeal (old fashioned or quick)
  • 1/2 c
    (1 stick) butter
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 c
    (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 1/4 c
    cream
  • 1 to 2 c
    shredded coconut
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts (may use pecans if preferred)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make oatmeal cake with coconut walnut frosting

  • 1
    For The Cake: In a large bowl, pour boiling water over oatmeal and add the butter. Let stand until butter is melted.
  • 2
    Add all other ingredients. Mix together well.
  • 3
    Pour into a greased and floured 9x13x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • 4
    For The Frosting: Melt the butter in a quart size pan and add sugar and cream. Bring to a boil and cook until it thickens, about 4 minutes.
  • 5
    Remove from heat and stir in coconut, nuts, and vanilla. Pour over cake and broil in oven until toasty looking. Watch closely.
  • 6
    Allow cake to cool completely before cutting.
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