Oatmeal Cake


A good, moist, oatmeal cake with a broiled coconut topping.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 9x13-inch cake



  • 1 ½ cups boiling water

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon salt

Coconut Topping:

  • 1 cup flaked coconut

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch pan.

  2. Pour boiling water over oats in a small bowl. Mix well, and set aside to cool.

  3. Beat brown sugar, white sugar, butter, and eggs in a large bowl until creamy. Mix in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir in cooled oatmeal until combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

  5. While the cake is baking, make the topping: Combine coconut, white sugar, and brown sugar in a mixing bowl. Add melted butter, cream, and vanilla; stir until well combined.

  6. Remove cake from the oven; turn on the broiler.

  7. Drop small spoonfuls of topping mixture over the cake, then carefully spread topping into an even layer to cover the surface.

  8. Place under the preheated broiler until topping is bubbly and lightly browned, 2 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

296 Calories
12g Fat
45g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 296
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 224mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 3g
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 77mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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