Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake

Some recipes stand the test of time. This simple, rich recipe for homemade Oatmeal Cake comes from my friend, Lori, who got it from her mother-in-law, who got it from HER mother… When I got a bite of this delicious cake, I knew it needed to become one of OUR family favorites!
Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake
One thing that I love about this recipe is that it doesn’t require any special ingredients. I had everything in my cupboard and fridge already. Don’t be fooled though; this recipe is rich. You’ll want to cut it into small pieces. (And this is one of those cakes where the corner pieces are the VERY best!)

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake

Ingredients:  Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake
Cake:
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
Frosting:
  • 6 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 cups chopped nuts (I used chopped almonds because those are my favorite. Walnuts would also be a great choice for this frosting.)
  • 1 cup finely shredded coconut
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, pour boiling water over oats and let stand 20 min.Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake
    Old Fashioned oatmeal Cake

    Add boiling water to the oatmeal and let them get acquainted.

     

  2. Mix remaining ingredients into warm oatmeal (creaming butter as you go).    Old Fashioned Oatmeal CakeOld FAshioned Oatmeal CakeOld Fashioned Oatmeal Cake
  3. Bake in 9×13 pan for 30 min. at 350 degrees or until the cake is just done. (In my oven, that took about 35 minutes.)
  4. Mix together ingredients for the frosting.
  5. Remove pan from oven, GENTLY spread frosting over warm cake. (It’s easiest to do this by spooning out dollops of the frosting across the hot cake. Then spread the melting frosting to cover the entire cake.)Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake
  6. Bake another 5-7 minutes.
This cake is so rich and buttery and delicious. It really does taste like the kind of cake that my grandma or any of her friends might have made back when I was a little kid.
Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake
Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake

 

Barb

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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 9x13 inch cake

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • Frosting:
  • 6 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 cups chopped nuts (I used chopped almonds because those are my favorite. Walnuts would also be a great choice for this frosting.)
  • 1 cup finely shredded coconut

Instructions

In a large bowl, pour boiling water over oats and let stand 20 min.

Mix remaining ingredients into warm oatmeal (creaming butter as you go).

Bake in 9x13 pan for 30 min. at 350 degrees or until the cake is just done. (In my oven, that took about 35 minutes.)

Mix together ingredients for the frosting.

Remove pan from oven, GENTLY spread frosting over warm cake. (It's easiest to do this by spooning out dollops of the frosting across the hot cake. Then spread the melting frosting to cover the entire cake.)

Bake another 5-7 minutes.

http://www.mysisterskitchenonline.com/2012/03/06/old-fashioned-oatmeal-cake/

4 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake

  1. This is my all time favorite cake! My grandma used to make it whenever she knew I was coming to visit. Drats, now you made me hungry, guess I should go make some cake. 🙂

    • Lori, the gal I got the recipe from told me that she has, on occasion, forgotten to add the second cup of sugar to the cake batter and it’s turned out okay. It’s a little more dense but still delicious. Beyond that, you’ll need to experiment. Let me know what works!
      Barbara

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