Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This cake recipe was given to me in 1967 when I was a brand new bride by a neighbor, Ethelda Wagner. What a dear woman she was. And her cake is fantastic!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour boiling water over oatmeal.
  2. Set aside to cool.
  3. Cream sugars and butter.
  4. Add: oatmeal, flour,soda,cinnamon, eggs, vanilla.
  5. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes in a greased and floured 9x13 pan.
  6. Make icing.
  7. Mix all icing ingredients,and spread on hot cake.
  8. Put under broiler for a few minutes til bubbly.
Most Helpful

A very good cake, and my family loves oatmeal, so this is exactly what we were looking for. I cut the sugar by about 1/3 of a cup, based on the reviews, and we didn't miss it at all. It all disappeared within hours!

mymankant November 01, 2009

I made a few changes though so take my rating for what it's worth :) I used all whole wheat flour instead of white flour, and applesauce instead of butter. I only used about 3/4 cup brown sugar and no white sugar and the cake was plenty sweet, especially with the icing (which I cut down to 1/2 a cup of sugar) I added a cup of raisins and 2 small diced apples. I also added 1/2 tsp each of allspice, cloves and nutmeg. This was an incredibly yummy, healthy dessert that I didn't mind giving to the kids. (usually I save my desserts till after they're asleep ;) ) It stayed moist and fresh for the whole 3 days it was in the house.

Kapihopela November 03, 2008

This cake is truly fantastic! I was given this recipe in 1967 as well but there is 1 ingredient that is different we also add to the topping coconut 1/2 cup mixed into the topping before broiling it is great! You can also add pecans as well to the topping.

dixiechics357_8915418 November 03, 2013