Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

A delicious tasting cake that has been in my family since I was a child. Healthy in that it has oatmeal but with a wonderful sweet crunchy topping.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. BATTER: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  3. In a small bowl, mix oatmeal with boiling water; let cool.
  4. In another small bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar together.
  6. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  7. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternating with the oatmeal mixture.
  8. Pour into prepared pan.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Combine ingredients together to make the topping.
  11. Sprinkle topping evenly over top of warm cake.
  12. Put cake back into the oven and broil until the topping bubbles.
  13. Remove from oven.
  14. Cool.


Most Helpful

I've been making this for the past 39 years and it's still my husband's favourite cake.So nice to bruing to a pot luck.

Sage June 04, 2002

This is probably my favorite cake in the whole wide world. I got this recipe from a Southern Living magazine, but lost it a year or so ago. I was so happy to find it again! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

txghog November 20, 2003

I followed the recipe as written other then I only used 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of Splenda brown sugar blend. I didn't make the icing either as I am not fond of icing on cakes. I liked this but no one else in the family was thrilled with it. I liked it for breakfast.

bmcnichol February 09, 2013

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