Grandma Snyder's Oatmeal Cake

Grandma Snyder's Oatmeal Cake


"This is a great cake for any sweet tooth. It is good served hot too."


servings 405 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 405 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 57g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 244 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Pour water over oats, let stand.
  2. Cream 1/2 cup butter or margarine and sugars. Add eggs and blend in a large mixing bowl. Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together. Add to sugars and egg mixture. Add vanilla and oats mixture, blend well.
  3. Pour batter into a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 30-40 minutes.
  5. To Make Icing: Mix together 6 tablespoons melted butter, 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 3/4 cup evaporated milk, coconuts, nuts, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  6. Pour this coconut concoction over the hot cake.
  7. Put cake under broiler, and watch close so nuts don't burn, about 5-10 minutes. Serve hot or let cool. Enjoy.
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  1. 53 Ratings


WOW!! After reading a couple reviews, I too, put less sugar (1/2 c white, 1/2 c brown in batter, and only 1 c. brown in icing) and it gets more fabulous everytime I eat another piece!! Very mois...

This cake is out of this world . Too bad there isn't a 10 star rating because it deserves it .. I made tis cake 2 weeks ago and have made it 4 time sence then . People were hunting me down to ge...

Wonderfully moist and delicious. I made two small cakes instead of one large one, and froze one for later. It is especially wonderful when warm, or re-heated.

Oh what a hit! Everyone was THRILLED when I showed up with Oatmeal Cake -- Fabulous Recipe. My 95 Year old Granny said "Where did you find my recipe, I looked all over?"

This cake is sooo great. When it came time for my moms birthday she only had one request. Oatmeal Cake. We have made this cake alot over the past few years and it is always great. I do double th...

I was so glad to find this recipe as I had lost the one given to me as a bridle shower gift along with a cake pan. I like to make this for potlucks and church suppers. Very good.

This cake is awesome. I made some changes though to some of the ingredients. I used 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 cup of milk and it was ...

This is funny... My Grandma Snyder gave me this exact recipe years ago and I cannot find it anywhere. I thought is was called Grandma Snyder's Cake because it was HER recipe..... Anyone know th...

I tried this recipe as written and found the cake way too sweet w/so sweet a topping. Another problem may have been that I used 1-minute oatmeal. With so much icing the cake came out soggy. In m...