Oatmeal Cake

The Oatmeal cake I made for Jenn’s birthday is so easy and simple to make that I thought I’d share with anyone who is interested. That would be the whole 2 or 3 of you that actually read this blog. If you make this, stop by my blog again and leave a comment telling me how you liked it.

Mix 1 cup of rolled oats and 1¼ cup boiling water together then set aside for 20 minutes so it can cool.

Cream ½ cup butter, 1 cup of white sugar and 1 cup brown sugar together. The brown sugar is thrown in to join the oats in making this a healthy “good-for-you” cake. Uh Huh. Fer sure.

Add 2 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.

After you get both those eggs in and make the mixture look like something you want to eat at that very moment with a big dip of your finger, blend in the cooled oatmeal mixture, providing someone didn’t mistake it for breakfast and eat it first.

Sift together 1 tsp. baking soda, ½ tsp. salt, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 2/3 cup flour, and fold it into the oatmeal batter.

Add 1 tsp. of vanilla and stir well.

Pour this lovely batter into a greased and floured 9”X13” baking pan. Bake this at 350° for 30-35 minutes. You'll know it's done when you press in the center of the cake and it springs back slightly. Or the ole toothpick test works too.

After the cake bakes, but before it cools, mix together a topping mixture of 6 Tbsp. of melted butter (yes, more butter), ¼ cup milk or cream, 1 cup of brown sugar, and if you want ½ cup of chopped nuts of your choice. Walnut or pecan is best I think and of course it’s a “Flat Belly Diet” MUFA. See, I'm tellin' ya this is a healthy recipe!

Then set your oven to broil.

Oh, you noticed the absence of nuts in that last picture? Well, this was for Jenn’s birthday and she didn’t want nuts. Ok, back to the recipe.

While the cake is still warm, spread the topping mixture over the cake and broil for up to 2 minutes. You want the “frosting” to just brown. Watch it carefully as it burns very easily.

Once the frosting browns lightly, pull It out of the oven and practice patience while it cools. Once it cools, yell out loud that the cake is ready to be served, then step back lest you be trampled.

Let me know how you liked it!


  1. You need to make a cook book! The photos are great!

    Pull together your family recipies, add in you amazing photos, and make a cook book!

  2. Mindy my friend,
    Okay, now I REALLY have to try this recipe. It looks soooo good!! Love how you described it all!! I'm making it this weekend, and you know I'll let you know how it is!! Linda

  3. You have really great taste on catch article titles, even when you are not interested in this topic you push to read it

  4. Colleen in OKFebruary 17, 2010

    ...If I make it your way anytime in the near future, I want the oatmeal cake you made for Jenny. The pics you took of the process were so professional looking.

  5. Yum Yum Mindy, You'll have to try it out on us someday!

  6. Do you have copy writer for so good articles? If so please give me contacts, because this really rocks! :)

  7. No, no copywriter. Just me. Thanks everyone for the compliments. I was just having some fun!

  8. Mindy, thanks for sharing this recipe! Sounds deeeelish! Can't wait to try it! Zulma


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