Oatmeal Cake Recipes

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A simple, healthier cake can be made with the addition of this grain. This page contains oatmeal cake recipes.


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  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup regular oats (not quick oats)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 6 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bring the water to a boil and pour it over the oats. Let the oats stand for 20 minutes. Mix the brown sugar, granulated sugar, shortening, eggs, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and flour together and add the oat mixture. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan and bake 35-40 minutes.

Mix the butter, evaporated milk, coconut, brown sugar, chopped nuts and vanilla together. When the cake is done, carefully spread the topping over the cake. Turn the oven to broil and place the cake under the broiler flame until the coconut browns. Watch carefully, it burns easily!


By Robin from Washington, IA

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For a simple healthy dessert, this Amish Oatmeal Cake cannot be beat. It was a childhood favorite.

Place raisins in a small bowl and pour boiling water over them. Stir well and cover. Allow raisins to sit for about 10 minutes. Add the cooked oatmeal, Stir and recover and allow to sit for an additional 10 minutes.

Into a medium bowl, sift the following and set aside:

In a large bowl, cream: Add and beat well: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add the cooled oatmeal mixture and beat again until mixture is well mixed. Fold in flour mixture and mix well. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13x9 inch pan. Bake for 35 minutes or until the cake springs back when touched lightly with your fingers.

We do not put a frosting on this cake, but you may if you like. We often ate it for breakfast on weekends when I was a child. It's just a very simple good-flavored healthy cake. Enjoy.

By Julia from Orlando, FL

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February 2, 2006

Boil butter, sugar, and milk together for about 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat and add nuts and coconut. Spread on cake while both are still warm...

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Add boiling water to oatmeal. Let stand 10 minutes. Add brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, and margarine. Stir until margarine is melted.

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December 1, 2004

Oatmeal cake topped with coconut.

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May 10, 2010


  • 1 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
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  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Pour boiling water over oats; let cool. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs. Next, add the oats. Sift dry ingredients together and add next. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 40 minutes. Use a 9x13 inch pan.

Topping Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut

Topping Directions

Mix together in a saucepan and cook for 2-3 minutes. Spread on cake as soon as removed from oven. A very moist and delicious cake!

By Robin from Washington, IA

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