Aunt Laura's Oatmeal Cake

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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!

LARavenscroft October 20, 2013

Super tasy cake! Very easy and smelled wonderful baking. The kids were going nuts over "oatmeal" cake! LOL They were making faces before I made it. I did find that the icing hardly covered the cake, so I will probably double it next time, but definately a keeper! Thanks for posting! ....Gina :)

Cookinggina March 03, 2008

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