Yummy Oatmeal Cake
Janet Tharpe, Star-Telegram

(cake, oatmeal, brown sugar, coconut, nuts )

Yummy Oatmeal Cake
Yummy Oatmeal Cake

Yield: 1 cake


1¼ C boiling water
1 C old-fashioned oats, uncooked
½ C butter
1 C sugar
1 C brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1½ C all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
¾ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp nutmeg


½ C butter
2 C coconut
1 C nuts, finely chopped
1½ C Brown sugar, firmly packed
4-5 oz evaporated milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Pour boiling water over oatmeal and set aside for 20 min.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cream butter and sugars, add eggs. Beat well.
  4. Add vanilla and oatmeal mixture to butter/sugar mixture. Add dry mixture. Mix well.
  5. Pour in greased 9X13 inch pan. Bake 30 minutes.
  6. For topping: Melt butter and add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Frost cake when you take it out of the oven, then broil until the topping browns. (Watch carefully so it doesn't burn.)