Oatmeal Cake

Oatmeal Cake Recipe

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Albert Reynolds


I remember my momma making this cake when I was young. While the others were out playing, I was waiting to lick the spoon.
This is one of only a handful of recipes that she actually wrote down.
Hopefully, I can make one in the near future & take some pictures of it. In the meantime, I hope you'll try it & enjoy it.

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30 Min
40 Min


1 c
oatmeal, uncooked
1 1/2 c
boiling water
1/2 c
butter, unsalted, 1 stick
1 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/3 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1/2 c
chopped nuts, optional


1/4 c
butter, unsalted, 1/2 stick
1/4 c
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
light brown sugar
1 c
coconut, flaked, i use "bakers angel flake coconut"
1 c
chopped nuts

How to Make Oatmeal Cake


  • 1Cover the oatmeal with the boiling water & let stand for 20 minutes.
  • 2Cream butter with the sugar.
    Add vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat well.
    Add oatmeal.
  • 3ALWAYS measure flour, sift, then measure again. Then add the salt, baking soda & cinnamon. Add to the first mixture.
    Beat until smooth. Add nuts.
  • 4Pour into a greased 8x11 glass casserole dish. (I use "Butter Flavor Crisco" to grease my dish.)
    Bake for 40 minutes at 350° or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
  • 5Cool slightly & cover with topping.
    Mix all topping ingredients & spread on top of cake.
    Brown in the broiler, on 350°for 5-6 minutes, until it starts to bubble on top.
  • 6For decorations, sometimes I place pecan halves all around the outside edge of the top of the cake.
    Kinda makes it look more purty.

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About Oatmeal Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom