Oatmeal Cake

"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!"
 
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Ready In:
55mins
Ingredients:
15
Yields:
1 9x13 pan
Serves:
9
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ingredients

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directions

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

Questions & Replies

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  1. Chris K.
    Should I use Old Fashioned oats or Quick Oats?
     
  2. Stacey H.
    Does the oatmeal need to cool completely before adding to the mixture?
     
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Reviews

  1. mymankant
    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!
     
  2. Kapihopela
    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.
     
  3. mm s.
    I guess this recipe doesn't need yet another 5 star review but I'm giving it one anyway! My friend and her son were coming over for a visit so I thought I would make a simple cake for them. 12 year old boys always want to eat.:) By the time they left, Between her and her son and myself and my 2 kids, the cake was nearly gone! This is a fantastic cake and I can't wait to make it again!
     
  4. Allison B.
    Moist, fast and easy to make. I added 1/4 cup molasses, nutmeg added a smidge of salt and decreased the white sugar. Next time I think I'll add some zucchini and raisins. I would have taken a photo but half of it was gone before it cooled! Everyone loves it.
     
  5. Karen K.
    Thanks love it
     
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Tweaks

  1. bsharon922
    I used to make this cake but lost my recipe years ago. I had to tweak it as certain things are not available where I live. I cannot buy cinnamon or most spices here, so I had to leave them out. I need to take a 40 KM bus trip to buy butter, and the bus usually has only standing room. I used half butter and half olive oil. I added a bit of salt, and cut each type of sugar by half. The topping recipe I used to have called for nuts and coconut in the topping, so I added them, as well as raisins and nuts in the cake itself. I put the cake under the broiler to finish it. I am very happy with the results.
     
  2. William W.
    I made sure my oatmeal was completely cool. I also added clove and ginger.
     
  3. angel_a_rose2002
    Substitute cream with the same amount of sweetened condensed milk. So good!
     
  4. Ryan H.
    Is there a 6 star rating? I experiment with gluten free cooking (mainly because I have an excess of peanut powder from food science experiment, but also because I have several gluten intolerant relatives and coworkers). I switched out regular oatmeal for the gluten free type and dropped the flour for my peanut powder, but made no other modifications. The best gluten free item I have ever made. My 4, 6, and 8 year old boys devoured it for breakfast. Hats off to Lady Ethelda Wagner!
     
  5. Kapihopela
    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.
     

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Hi. My name is Ann. I live in a little town in South Jersey. I live in our home with my dear husband,Dave, our oldest daughter Susann and her two boys, Joseph and Zachary. Also our oldest son, David(Jr), and his two daughters, Jamie and Kayla on the weekends.And our youngest son, Seth is living here with us also, with his three dear cats. Our daughter,Allison and her husband,Brandon are living in their own house. All totalled we have five cats and two dogs right now. LOL I love to feed my family. When the kids were young, I would always feed their friends before and after school or dinner if they wanted. I love to make people smile , making foods they enjoy. Most of my recipes are handed down from Grandmothers, Mothers, friends. I treasure these recipes made by those I love.
 
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