old fashioned oatmeal cake

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Penny Burdge
from Shawnee, KS

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

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For old fashioned oatmeal cake

  • CAKE
  • 1 1/4 c
    boiling water
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter
  • 1 c
    oatmeal, old-fashioned
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 lg
    eggs
  • 1 1/3 c
    flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • FROSTING
  • 1/2 c
    dark brown sugar, packed
  • 4 Tbsp
    cream or evaporated milk
  • 1 c
    coconut
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 6 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
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How To Make old fashioned oatmeal cake

  • 1
    Mix together the boiling water, oatmeal and 1/2 C butter. Let set 20 minutes.
  • 2
    Mix together sugar, dark brown sugar, and eggs. Add to the oatmeal mixture and beat to blend.
  • 3
    Whisk 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.
  • 4
    Pour the batter into a greased 9" x 13" pan and bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • 5
    While 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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