Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Topping

High Cotton Food Styling & Photography
  • Yield: 12 servings

"This recipe has been in my family for many years. I often bake it for my brother's birthday, because it's his favorite cake. I also have taken this cake to work and church functions because everyone seems to enjoy it."


1cup old-fashioned oats
1/2cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1cup granulated sugar
1cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3cups all-purpose flour
1teaspoon baking soda
1/2teaspoon salt
1teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1/4cup heavy cream
1cup packed light brown sugar
1cup shredded sweetened coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 13 x 9-inch cake pan.
  2. To prepare cake, pour 1 1/4 cups boiling water over the oats in a bowl. Let stand for 20 minutes. Cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar with a mixer. Add the oats; mix well. Add the eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add to the oats mixture; mix well. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until browned.
  4. Preheat the broiler.
  5. To prepare the topping, combine the butter, cream, brown sugar, and coconut in a medium bowl; mix well. Spread evenly over the warm cake. Place the cake under the broiler 2 inches from the heat source. Broil until lightly browned, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Recipe by Denise Bradley, Bowling Green, Ky.