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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!
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.
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.
I know this recipe hardly needs another positive review, but I'm supplying it anyway. I just had a piece of this cake and it is wonderful! It is moist and has just the right sweetness, and the icing is delicious. I followed the recipe exactly as written, except I added a few tablespoons additional water to the oatmeal as it seamed it had dried out some while I was preparing everything else for the cake. I baked it for a total of 38 minutes before the toothpick came out clean, but a bit sticky. For the icing, I melted the butter and brown sugar and cream over low heat in a small saucepan, then took it off the heat and added the vanilla before pouring it over the cake. Under my broiler, the icing was done in two and a half minutes. This recipe most definitely goes into my forever tried and true recipe collection and will be made again and again for years to come.
Loved it! I took the advice of another reviewer and reduced both the sugars by 1/3 of a cup. I baked it for the full 40 mins. and it came out perfect and excellent served with a good cup of coffee. I know I'll be be making this again. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
This is the exact recipe I have been using for 20-plus years. It was my late father's favorite cake and I made it for him often. Good with coconut frosting, cooked frosting, or plain with ice-cream. You can also use left-over oatmeal!
I was disappointed with this cake after reading so many good reviews. It didn't raise well (and I'm pretty sure it wasn't because of leavening agents that were past their prime) which resulted in a very short, dense, sticky mess. Sorry--it just didn't work for me.
I didnt make any changes & I added raisins (not nuts). It was delicious. It was weird though as the oats seemed to disappear after cooking - you couldnt see them so didnt know they were there! This cake was so moist it had everyone trying to guess what the mystery ingredient was! Everyone thought it was made with applesauce - they were blown away to learn it was oatmeal!
Moist and delicious. I had to bake it about 10 minutes more to get it to set. Like some others, I found the cake a little too sweet, and will cut down 1/2 cup on both sugars on the next try. I added coconut, about 1 cup, as I didn't have raisins, and even the coconut-hater in our house loved it!
Very good. I might cut the cinnamon down a little and I didn't add the raisins. The icing was awesome. Thank you