Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake Recipe

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Penny Burdge


From my friend Debbie - another "old fashioned rustic" cake. It is so yummy!

Her family hates raisins, mine love them so sometimes I throw some raisins in the batter too. If I do, I cut the sugar by about 1/4 cup


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1 1/4 c
boiling water
1/2 c
unsalted butter
1 c
oatmeal, old-fashioned
1 c
1 c
dark brown sugar, packed
2 large
1 1/3 c
1/4 tsp
freshly ground nutmeg
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp


1/2 c
dark brown sugar, packed
4 Tbsp
cream or evaporated milk
1 c
1 c
chopped pecans
6 Tbsp
melted butter
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

How to Make Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake


  • 1Mix together the boiling water, oatmeal and 1/2 C butter. Let set 20 minutes.
  • 2Mix together sugar, dark brown sugar, and eggs.
    Add to the oatmeal mixture and beat to blend.
  • 3Whisk together the flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, baking soda. Stir into the oatmeal mixture just until blended. If you love raisins, now is the time to stir 3/4 cup of them into the batter.
  • 4Pour the batter into a greased 9" x 13" pan and bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • 5While the cake is baking, make the frosting. In a medium bowl mix all the frosting ingredients.
    Spread the frosting over the cake, then set the cake under the broiler until it bubbles and is browned.

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Course/Dish: Cakes

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