Oatmeal spice cake

A full, moist, scrumptious cake that will test your will power and excite your taste buds!

I continue to learn new things about my husband all the time. I recently discovered that this is one of his favorite cakes that his mom makes. I had no idea! I decided to try making it myself and it is most definitely a full, moist, scrumptious cake. Of course, I am a lover of all things sweet and cake is one of my hugest weaknesses. Thank goodness I was blessed with strong willpower because I would be eating things like cake and cookies and ice cream and candy during the majority of my waking hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together in a medium bowl:

2 1/4 cups boiling water

1 1/2 cups oatmeal

3/4 cup butter, softened

Cover bowl with a towel and set aside.

In a separate medium bowl, beat together:

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

In a large bowl, combine:

2 1/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Add the egg-sugar mixture to the flour mixture and then add the oatmeal-water-butter mixture and stir everything together.

Pour cake mixture into a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish.

Bake in preheated doven for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cake cool.

To make the topping, add the following to a medium saucepan:

1 1/2 cups coconut flakes

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil and let boil for one minute.

Let cool and spread onto cooled cake. I wish I had a photo of the entire cake with the topping. I was a bit too eager to dig in! So much for willpower, huh?

Oatmeal Spice Cake

A full, moist, scrupmtious cake that will test your will power and excite your tast buds!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Nov 06, 2010

Serves: 12

Total time: 55 mins

OatmealSpiceCake

Ingredients:

  • Cake:
  • 2 ¼ cups boiling water
  • 1 ½ cups oatmeal
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • Topping:
  • 1 ½ cups coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup cream
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together water, oatmeal and ¾ cup butter. Cover with towel and let stand for 20 minutes.
  2. Beat together the eggs, white sugar and 1 ½ cups brown sugar and 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and baking soda. Add to egg-sugar mixture. Now add water-oatmeal-butter mixture to it.
  3. Pour cake mixture into lightly greased 9x13 baking dish and bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of it comes out clean. Let cake cool.
  4. For the topping, add coconut flakes, 1 teaspoon vanilla, cream, ½ cup butter and ¾ cup brown sugar to a medium saucepan. Stir and bring to a boil. Let boil for one minute. Let cool and spread onto cooled cake.