Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

This scrumptious cake will have you reaching for more.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the cake, pour the boiling water over the oats in a bowl and let stand for 20 minutes. Mix the flour, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together.
  2. Cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Add the oats mixture and mix well. Mix in the dry ingredients.
  3. Spoon into a greased and floured 9 or 10 inch springform pan. Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. Cream the butter for the topping in a mixing bowl until light. Add the brown sugar and beat until fluffy. Add the cream, walnuts and coconut and mix well.
  5. Spread the topping over the cake and broil until just golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Place on a serving plate and remove the side of the pan.


Most Helpful

This cake is like no other I have made. Step one doesn't bode well, grey porridge standing for 20 mins, the finished cake is a big browny grey coloured thing! Then the 'icing' is a mixutre I have never put together before and then your told to grill it??? What is going on?? Luckily I have learnt to trust Marie Alice's recipes and followed it to the 'T' and I was so pleased I did, the flavours worked so well together. I served it as part of my birthday treat in the staff room and it was a huge hit!! It's not overly sweet and with the oatmeal you some how think this cake is health food which allows you to have two pieces!

Tulip-Fairy September 14, 2007

I can only review the cake portion, because I used a cream cheese frosting rather than your lovely-sounding Walnut Topping. Too many family members dislike coconut, although it sounds super to me. We loved the cake. It was easy to make and a big hit tonight.

Ms*Bindy October 14, 2005

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