Oatmeal Cake

Oats add a nutty flavor to this aromatic spice cake recipe. Pile on the topping loaded with nuts for a crunchy, unforgettable dessert.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cool Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Broil Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ¼ cup boiling water

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 recipe Broiled Nut Topping

Broiled Nut Topping

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 tablespoon half-and-half, light cream, or milk

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¾ cup chopped pecans or walnuts

  • cup flaked coconut


  1. Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease and lightly flour a 9-inch springform pan; set pan aside. In small bowl pour boiling water over oats. Stir until combined; let stand 20 minutes. In medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg; set aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla; beat until well combined. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternately add flour mixture and oatmeal mixture to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  3. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Remove sides of pan; cool on wire rack at least 1 hour more.

  4. Transfer cake to a baking sheet. Spread Broiled Nut Topping over warm cake. Broil about 4 inches from heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until topping is bubbly and golden. Cool on a wire rack before serving.

  5. Makes 12 servings.

Broiled Nut Topping

  1. In a medium saucepan combine butter and half-and-half, light cream, or milk. Cook and stir until butter melts. Add brown sugar; stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in chopped pecans or walnuts and flaked coconut.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

410 Calories
20g Fat
54g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 410
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 273mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 5g
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 176mg 4%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.