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Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

This old-fashioned Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting is packed with flavor and is so moist and delicious. This cake is perfect for brunch or dessert.

Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

This cake is just like my Grandmother's Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Topping that she always made at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Everyone loved it and there was never any leftover for second helpings.

Oatmeal Cake with Pecan Frosting

Scroll to the bottom for printable Oatmeal Cake recipe.

Oatmeal Cake Ingredients

To make this delicious Oatmeal Cake you will need quick cooking oats, water, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, one egg and unsalted butter.

Oatmeal Cake Ingredients

Coconut Pecan Frosting Ingredients

To make the Coconut Pecan Frosting you will need unsalted butter, light brown sugar, sweetened shredded coconut, chopped pecans, milk and vanilla extract.

How To Make Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8x8 pan with baking spray.

Start by boiling the water. In a medium sized bowl, combine the oats and water together. Cover with wrap or foil and set aside.

Oats and Water For Oatmeal Cake

In a large bowl, combine the sugar, brown sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, egg and butter. Then stir in the oatmeal.

Oatmeal Cake Mixture

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

Oatmeal Cake Batter

Prepare the frosting:

Whisk the melted butter in a medium sized bowl and then mix in the remaining ingredients.

Coconut Pecan Frosting

When the cake is done baking, carefully spread the frosting over the top. Put back into the oven under a broiler for 1-2 minutes, until the coconut is toasted.

Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting Recipe

Cool completely if you want clean slices but you can serve warm if you can’t wait. It's hard to resist!

Variations and Substitutions for Oatmeal Cake

  • You can add raisins.
  • You can omit the coconut if you don't like it or don't have it on hand to make the recipe.
  • If you prefer you can leave out the nuts.
  • You can add walnuts plus the pecans.
  • You can add dark chocolate chips.

Oatmeal Cake with Pecan Frosting Recipe

Oatmeal Cake with Pecan Frosting

Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

Author: Judy Wilson
This old-fashioned Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting is packed with flavor and is so moist and delicious.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup quick cooking oats
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter - softened

Frosting

  • cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter – melted
  • ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8x8 pan with baking spray.
  • Start by boiling the water. In a medium sized bowl, combine the oats and water together. Cover with wrap or foil and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar, brown sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, egg and butter. Stir in the oatmeal.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Prepare the frosting. Whisk the melted butter in a medium sized bowl. Mix in the remaining ingredients.
  • When the cake is done baking, carefully spread the frosting over the top. Put back into the oven under a broiler for 1-2 minutes, until the coconut is toasted.
  • Allow to cool before slicing.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and should only be used as a general guideline. It is an estimate that will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Lori

Sunday 2nd of July 2023

My son in law and grandson thought my variation of this recipe was top notch. Used 1/4 c of coconut oil instead of 4T of butter, due to allergies. Added cinnamon ginger and pumpkin spice because they were in my daughter’s pantry. It needed about 5 more minutes in the oven. We aren’t frosting folks so we ate it bare. Very yummy.

Judy Wilson

Sunday 2nd of July 2023

I love you were able to adapt this recipe for your family Lori! Thanks for sharing and I'm so glad you enjoyed them.

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