Search thousands of recipes reviewed by home cooks like you.

Sara Jane's Oatmeal Cake

Sara Jane's Oatmeal Cake

  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

AMI13

This is the BEST CAKE I have ever eaten! A moist cake made with oats, and lightly spiced with nutmeg is topped with a broiled coconut icing. Not too sweet, not too dry, just amazing.

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings

Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 12 servings

Adjust

Nutrition

Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 434 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 20 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 61.6g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 266 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  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 (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch baking pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the white sugar, 1 cup 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. Mix in the soaked oats. Pour into the prepared pan, and spread evenly.
  4. 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.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, heavy cream, coconut and vanilla. Spread over the top of the cake. Broil for a few minutes, just until the coconut is lightly browned.
Rate recipe

Your rating

{{ratingWords}}
Cancel
Submit

Reviews

MARMARL
29
1/6/2006

This cake IS very good, but I'm only giving it 4 stars because the directions are wrong. I checked my cake @ 30 min. (because I never want to overcook anything) and it was pretty far away from being done. Checked it at 35 (like recipe says) still runny, 40 min still not done. I finally took it out after 43 minutes because I hate anything overdone. I wish I'd left it in another five minutes because the middle still wasn't cooked. But the rest of the cake was and with the topping it is delicious!

Charlu
27
5/1/2004

This IS yummy. I cut way back on the sugar, though, - 1/2 cup white and 1/2 cup brown. And I added cinnamon to the batter and baked it in a 9 x 13 pan for about 45 minutes. Some chopped nuts added to the topping were the finishing touch. Mmmm.

GKEL56
11
4/30/2004

yum yum yum !! I did try variuos adaptations also only improved it. Like using a fruit juice like pineapple,apple etc. Instead of all the boiled water. Enjoy it !!!! I do.