Maw Maw's Oatmeal Cake

Recipe by Kim D.
READY IN: 1hr 5mins




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Pour boiling water over quick oats and let stand for about 15-20 minutes, while you begin mixing up the cake.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, shortening, and eggs, mixing well.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; add to sugar mixture.
  • Add oatmeal and mix well.
  • Pour batter into a 9X13-inch greased cake pan.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, or until cake tests done.
  • For topping, combine all topping ingredients.
  • Prick holes in the top of the cake with a toothpick or ice pick.
  • Spread icing over the top of warm cake.
  • Place cake under the broiler for just a minute or two until topping starts to brown.
  • (My oven browns quickly and only takes 1-2 minutes, so watch closely!).