Lazy Day Oatmeal Cake

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 40 mins
  • Servings: 9
  • Ingredients

    BATTER

  • 1cupuncooked rolled oats( instant or regular, I used rolled oats)
  • 1 1/4 cupsboiling water
  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cupmargarine
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 1teaspoonvanilla
  • 2eggs
  • 1 1/2 cupsflour
  • 1teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 3/4 teaspooncinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoonnutmeg
  • TOPPING

  • 1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cupmargarine, melted
  • 1/2 cupbrown sugar
  • 3tablespoons cream or 3tablespoonsmilk
  • 3/4 cupflaked coconut
  • 1/3 cupchopped nuts(optional)
  • Directions

  • In a shallow bowl soak oats in boiling water for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile proceed by measuring butter and sugars into beater bowl and beating until light.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Sift and measure flour, sifting again with the soda and spices.
  • By this time the oats will be soaked and cool.
  • Remove beaters from creamed mixture and fold in soaked oats.
  • Sift flour mixture over and fold in.
  • Turn in a buttered 9×9″ pan and bake at 350°F for 40-50 minutes .
  • Mix all the topping ingredients.
  • Do not remove cake from pan but while still hot spread topping over and put under the broiler until bubbly and tinged with gold.
  • Watch carefully.
  • Reviews

  • “This has been one of my kid’s favorite cakes for many years.”

  • “this didn’t work well for me :(it was not “moist” it was downright soggy. the cake seemed okay when i took it out of the oven, the top and sides were dry and golden and it felt solid but when i put the topping on the margarine seeped into the cake and made it soggy, it also dripped off the top of the cake and went all over my oven. seems to be to much margarine.”

  • “Made a vegan version of this. I used 2/3 cup applesauce instead of the eggs, margarine instead of butter and soy milk in place of the cream. It turned out moist and delicious!!”

  • “I made this cake for the Cake-A-Thon in memory of Chef-I-Am.We loved it!Simple to put together with items I always have on hand.Cake was tender and moist.Topping was perfect!Cake and topping complimented eachother well.This recipe is a keeper for me!”

  • “Moist and delicious, this cake was so easy to prepare! The only change I made was using half brown sugar and half white. The topping makes the already wonderful tasting cake even more special. Definitely a dessert to serve company! Thank you for sharing! I made this for the Cake-A-Thon in memory of Chef-I-Am.”

  • “This is so good warm, love the topping…”

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