Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Grandmother's Oatmeal Cake

Grandmother Gladys was an excellent baker. She willingly shared her recipes so they could be enjoyed by others. No secrets! I hope you enjoy this cake as much as our family does. It goes well with tea.

Grandmother's Oatmeal Cake

1 cup quick oats
1 1/4 cups boiling water (pour over oats and let sit for 20 minutes)

Blend together:

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs


Add the oatmeal/water mixture.

Sift together:

1 1/3 cups flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Add sifted ingredients to moist ingredients and stir until mixed. Pour batter into a prepared, square cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes.

While cake is baking, prepare the topping using:

1/3 cup brown sugar
4 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup cream or milk
1 cup coconut, shredded

When the cake is done, spread the topping on the cake and place until an oven broiler for a few minutes until the cake is browned.

{May use vegan and/or gluten free options, if desired}


  1. Yum! Simple, and a great way to get oatmeal into everyone:) xx Thanks for sharing.

  2. I make this cake, it is one of my husband's favorites.

    It has to be a very old recipe as my mother-in-law made it and I believe her mother before her.

    When Stephanie was a baby, I would make this cake and freeze individual squares of it for my husband's to take with his lunch. Problem is... I found out it tasted really good frozen!

  3. This sounds yummy. I think I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing! Lisa :o)

  4. Yum...I think I would really enjoy this cake.

  5. Love oatmeal cake. This sounds very similar to the recipe I use. Years ago when we lived in Kansas a local women's group put together a small recipe book. My oatmeal cake recipe came from there and I still get rave reviews when I make it. It is a great cake for a potluck.


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