Aunt Laura's Oatmeal Cake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by nome179er

This is a great alternative to your frosted cakes. It is wonderful and pretty easy to make!

Top Review by LARavenscroft

This is great tasting cake and very easy to make too. When I was growing up my mom made oatmeal cake quite often and it was always one of my favorites. But for some reason or other I never asked her for the recipe. Made this for her birthday celebration and she thought it was great. Like the other reviewer I did find there wasn't enough frosting and would definitely double it next time and there will be a next time! Thanks for posting this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl add 1/4 pound of butter softened, and 1 cup of regular oats (not the quick cooking kind), add 1 1/4 cups of boiling water and mix together and let stand 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. While the oats are cooking take a large mixing bowl add 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup light brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 1/3 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 eggs (mixing after you add each). Beat well.
  4. When the oats are done cooking, add them to the bowl with the other ingrediants, beat them together well with a mixer.
  5. Grease a 13X9 pan and pour mixture into pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 55 minutes, you should be able to insert a toothpick into the center and it come out clean.
  7. When the cake is almost done cooking, place a pot on the stove. Add 6 tablespoons of butter and heat on medium heat, once melted add 1/2 cup light brown sugar, 1 cup of chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup shredded coconut, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir constantly as it burns.
  8. When the cake is done cooking and is still hot pour coconut/walnut mixture over the top. Spread over cake evenly.
  9. Place cake in the oven and put it on broil. Broil the top of the cake until the coconut/walnut mixture is bubbly and lightly browned. Watch because it burns easily.

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