Oatmeal Cake Recipe

Oatmeal Cake Recipe

How To Make Oatmeal Cake Recipe

This moist oatmeal cake is a revelation! The starchy, neutral taste of the oatmeal provides a nice accent to the cake as a whole as well as texture. Try it!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Soak Time: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



  • 1cuprolled oats
  • cupsboiling water
  • 1cupwhite sugar
  • 1cupbrown sugar
  • ½cupshortening
  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspground nutmeg
  • 2eggs
  • 6tbspbutter,melted
  • ½cupbrown sugar
  • 2tbspheavy cream
  • cupflaked coconut
  • ½tspvanilla extract


  1. In a small bowl, stir oats into boiling water. Set aside to soak for 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8-inch baking pan.

  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the white sugar, brown sugar, and shortening until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Sift in the flour, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg; stir just until moistened.

  4. Mix in the soaked oats. Pour into the prepared pan, and spread evenly.

  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Turn the oven to the broil setting and let it heat up.

  6. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, brown sugar, heavy cream, coconut, and vanilla.

  7. Spread over the top of the cake. Broil for a few minutes, just until the coconut is lightly browned.


  • Calories: 376.99kcal
  • Fat: 18.04g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.02g
  • Trans Fat: 1.36g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.75g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.02g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.78g
  • Fiber: 1.47g
  • Sugar: 34.76g
  • Protein: 3.71g
  • Cholesterol: 45.35mg
  • Sodium: 221.69mg
  • Calcium: 29.73mg
  • Potassium: 94.92mg
  • Iron: 1.42mg
  • Vitamin A: 70.31µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.16mg
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