An old fashioned oatmeal cake recipe with an easy broiled coconut topping. This cake could easily be a breakfast coffee cake or traditional dessert recipe. Top with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream. Delicious served warm! You will also love our Amish cake with broiled nut topping.
On our sister website Tastes of Lizzy T, we shared a recipe for Oatmeal Pie. It was then that I first heard about oatmeal cake. That oatmeal pie reminded so many of our followers about oatmeal cake so we had to try it! This old fashioned oatmeal cake recipe comes from an old Amish cookbook. We made it for a small group that meets at our house and they loved it!
This easy cake recipe mixes up quickly. You’ll want to get the quick oats soaking first before blending them into the cake. This will soften the oats and make them blend into the cake batter better. If you don’t have quick oats, run some old fashioned oats through the food processor to chop them up a bit and use those processed oats in place of quick oats.
Mix together the batter and pour it into a greased 9×13 pan. The cake initially cooks for about 30-35 minutes.
While it is cooking, make the broiled topping!
If you’re not a huge fan of frosting, you’ll love this oatmeal cake recipe. While the cake is baking, mix together butter, sugar, heavy cream, coconut and walnuts. If you don’t want to use nuts, it is totally fine. I’d add a little more coconut if you leave out the nuts just to make the topping the best it can be.
When the cake comes out of the oven, immediately spread this topping on it and place it under the broiler (set to low) for 2-3 minutes. Watch this closely! Food under the broiler can burn quickly, so be careful to watch this. You’ll know the topping is done when it starts bubbling.
We’ve eaten this cake warm, cold, after it sits for a day, with ice cream, with whipped cream, as breakfast and as a dessert. This oatmeal cake recipe is good any way you look at it!