Mom's Oatmeal Cake

  • Yield: 12 servings

"My mom's moist, delicious oatmeal cake has always been a family favorite. Everyone who tastes it requests a copy of the recipe. This scrumptious dessert remains to this day my mom's 'signature cake' cake."


1 1/2cups boiling water
1cup oatmeal (old fashioned oats)
1/2cup butter, softened
1cup brown sugar
1cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2cups all-purpose flour
1teaspoon baking soda
1teaspoon salt
1teaspoon cinnamon
1/2cup butter
1/4cup milk
1/2cup brown sugar
1teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted
1/2cup flaked coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 13-by-9-inch baking pan.
  2. Pour boiling water over oatmeal in a small bowl.
  3. Set aside. Cream butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and eggs with an electric mixer. Add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon to creamed mixture alternately with oat mixture.
  4. Pour into pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes.
  5. To prepare the frosting, combine butter, milk, brown sugar and vanilla in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Add pecans and coconut. Spread over cake.

Recipe by Rhonda Stella, Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho