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

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour water over oats, let stand.

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  • 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.

  • Pour batter into a 9 x 13 inch pan.

  • Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 30-40 minutes.

  • 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.

  • Pour this coconut concoction over the hot cake.

  • Put cake under broiler, and watch close so nuts don't burn, about 5-10 minutes. Serve hot or let cool. Enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

405 calories; 18.8 g total fat; 47 mg cholesterol; 244 mg sodium. 57 g carbohydrates; 4.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2005
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 moist not too sweet but definately satisfies the sweet tooth. I also omitted the nuts but am going to try pecans next time. I've tried a lot of recipes on this site and don't leave reviews often but this one deserves the praise and I highly recommend it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2009
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 my opinion, if you have to tweak a recipe, I don't think it should receive 5 stars. If you tweak it, why not resubmit w/adjustments to make the recipe better? Read More
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71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2005
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 moist not too sweet but definately satisfies the sweet tooth. I also omitted the nuts but am going to try pecans next time. I've tried a lot of recipes on this site and don't leave reviews often but this one deserves the praise and I highly recommend it! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2005
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 moist not too sweet but definately satisfies the sweet tooth. I also omitted the nuts but am going to try pecans next time. I've tried a lot of recipes on this site and don't leave reviews often but this one deserves the praise and I highly recommend it! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2004
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 get the recipe ( at a funeral no less ) so print out extra copies to take with you because your gonna need'em. HEAVENY HEAVENLY. This is a man catching cake and a women ego lifting cake. DDO NOT USE INSTANT NOR QUICK COOKING OATES USE THE OLD FASHION HAVE TO COOK 5 MINUTES KIND. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2009
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 perfect. I made a glaze for it too. I used allrecipe's Vanilla Glaze that was made with only conf. sugar, vanilla extract, and milk. I drizzled the glaze on the top. Just a little is needed. It was awesome. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2003
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?" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2003
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 the spices though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2009
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 the origin of this recipe? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2003
THIS IS A GREAT CAKE!!! MY GRANDMA WAS GRANDMA SNYDER AND NOW I'M WONDERING IF THIS IS HER RECIPE TOO. PRETTY NEAT TO FIND THIS!!! TSCHEER Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2009
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 my opinion, if you have to tweak a recipe, I don't think it should receive 5 stars. If you tweak it, why not resubmit w/adjustments to make the recipe better? Read More
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