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Grammy's Oatmeal Cake AKA Old Fashioned OatmealĀ Cake

December 24, 2014
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  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 35 minutes
  • Makes 13" x 9" cake
Author Notes

Christmas came early for me with the gift of this hand-me-down recipe of my Grandmother's from my Uncle John. —Emily | Cinnamon&Citrus

What You'll Need
  • Oatmeal Cake
  • 1 cup Old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups Boiling water
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Topping
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup Heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Shredded coconut
  1. Oatmeal Cake
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Pour boiling water over oatmeal and let stand 20 minutes.
  3. Cream together the shortening, sugar and brown sugar with a handheld or stand mixer until well combined, then add the eggs and oatmeal mixture and mix to combine.
  4. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and mix briefly, just to combine.
  5. Pour into a buttered 13 x 9" pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
  1. Topping
  2. Mix all ingredients and spread over the cake when it is still warm out of the oven.
  3. Place the topped cake under the broiler for 4-5 minutes, monitoring closely. Remove when coconut just starts to brown.

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1 Review

Laura415 January 16, 2017
Ok I've made this twice now. The flavor is very good. Sort of like an oatmeal cookie but tender like a cake. I've made it with GF flour and it works fine although it's a bit crumbly the first day. The topping makes the cake. The cake itself isn't that sweet and the topping is almost like a brulee. Candy like and caramelized. Yum. The only thing I'd say is that it isn't enough batter to fill a 13" x 9" pan. I ended up putting it in a square glass 9x9. I had enough batter left over to fill a small loaf pan. More topping might be good too. You can add walnuts and some coconut to the batter if you like more texture.