Coconut Oatmeal Cake

"This scrumptious cake will have you reaching for more."
photo by Tulip-Fairy photo by Tulip-Fairy
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spoon into a greased and floured 9 or 10 inch springform pan. Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  1. 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!
  2. 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.



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