Applesauce Oatmeal Cake With Broiled Coconut Topping

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by CindiJ

I saw this recipe in an issue of Betty Crockers Slow Cooker Recipes magazine and knew right away this was a keeper. This was great for dessert but was just as good the next morning as a Coffee Cake.

Top Review by johannewallace

Great flavor, moist and easy to make. Increased everything by 50% to make in 9x13 pan. Used all whole wheat flour, butter, and doubled cinnamon with no nutmeg. Also threw in about 1/2 cup raisins - might even add more next time. :-) Will definitely make again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In 1-quart saucepan, heat applesauce to boiling over medium-high heat. Stir in oats and let stand 20 minutes.
  2. Heat oven to 350º. Grease bottom & sides of 9-inch square pan with shortening.
  3. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in vanilla and eggs until fluffy.
  5. Beat in applesauce mixture just until mixed.
  6. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, scraping bowl once, just until blended.
  7. Pour into prepared pan.
  8. Bake 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix all topping ingredients until well blended. Spread topping over hot cake. Broil cake with top 6 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or until top is golden and bubbly.
  10. Cool 30 minutes.
  11. Serve warm.

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