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Monday, August 22, 2016

Oatmeal Cake

I don't remember who gave me this recipe, but I've had it for a long, long time. This homey, moist, and delicious cake is well worth the time to bake it from scratch. 

Begin with 1 cup "Quick" Oatmeal OR 1 1/4 cup "Old Fashioned" Oatmeal.

Add 1 1/2 cup boiling water.

Combine the oatmeal and boiling water. Set aside for 20 minutes to cool.

Meanwhile, cream well:

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter

Add 2 eggs to sugars and butter, beat well.

Add the cooled oatmeal mixture and stir.

Next add in:

1 1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix well.

(You may add nuts or raisins to the batter, if you prefer.)

Bake at 350 degrees in a greased and floured cake pans. For the cake pictured above, I used an 8 inch diameter pan, which took 70 minutes in my oven. However, using two layer pans will take less time--35 to 45 minutes.

The cake above was served it with cream cheese frosting, but you can simply sprinkle it with powdered sugar or whipped cream. This past weekend, I made the cake again and put raspberry jam between the layers and gave each slice a spritz of whipped cream. 

It's quite nice unadorned, too. I've never really been fond of super sweet icing. When I was young, the other kids in school would lick off the icing and leave the cupcake. I was the kid who scraped off the icing and ate the cupcake. What can I say? I've always been a little different. :-)

Are you the kid who licked off the icing and left the cupcake behind?



JeanMP said...

Happy Birthday Prism
The Oatmeal Cake recipe sounds yummy. I was one of those who liked the icing *L* though always ate the cake too
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Penelope Marzec said...

Jean MP:

Now that I'm all grown up, I try to be polite andl eat the icing if that's the way the cake is served, but if no one is looking, I'm likely to scrape it off. It's just too sweet! :-)

Michelle Bledsoe said...

I have never tried an oatmeal cake. Thanks for introducing me to it. I will definitely try it.

Penelope Marzec said...


I am sure you will enjoy every last crumb of the oatmeal cake. It is yummy. :-)

Lisa Lickel said...

Oh, that cake looks sooooo good! Yummy!

joye said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I make a similar cake so am anxious to try this version

Linda Carroll-Bradd said...

I love anything oatmeal and this cake sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

Carlene said...

Great recipe - thanks!

Denise Z said...

Wow Awesome CAKE for a birthday! Thank you for sharing what looks like a very tasty recipe with us :)

Eva said...

Love oatmeal, have to try this, thanks!

Sue Sattler said...

This recipe sounds so good. If the icing is too sweet, I will scrape off some of it, but I have to have frosting on my cake's.


Catherine Lee said...

Oatmeal cake? That's a new one on me. It sounds even a little bit healthy!
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Catherine Lee said...

Oatmeal cake? That's a new one on me. It sounds even a little bit healthy!
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Martha Lawson said...

Wow! That cake looks great. I'm going to have to try it. Happy Birthday Prism!!!

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Anne said...

Oatmeal cake is a new one for me, but sounds like it's worth trying since I like oatmeal cookies. I used to like frosting more as a kid, but I never ignored the cake portion. As I've gotten older, I have become less fond of frosting and usually just make a half recipe for a full size cake.

Penelope Marzec said...


I like oatmeal cookies, too. :-)

This cake is really good without frosting.