Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Walnut Frosting

Ellen Bales


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 votes

10 Min
35 Min


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  • 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
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 c
    all purpose flour

  • 1/2 c
    (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 1/4 c
  • 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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About Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Walnut Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #sweet, #comfort, #decadent

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