Lazy Day Oatmeal Cake

A very good soft cake with a little spicy taste.


  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups unscreened flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

For the trim:

  • 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 chopped coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons of milk


  1. In a bowl, pour boiling water over the oatmeal, mix and rest for 40 minutes. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease and flour a mold. Sift together flour, soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg; let stand.
  3. In a blender on medium speed, cream 1/2 cup butter. Add sugar and brown sugar, a little at a time, beating until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition, until frothy. Add the vanilla.
  5. Add the oatmeal mixture, stirring to bind well. At low speed, stir in flour mixture. Pour batter into pan. Bake in the oven for about 50 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, prepare the filling; in a small bowl, mix all the ingredients and spread over the cake when it comes out of the oven.
  7. Return to the oven and bake 10 minutes longer or until golden brown.


  1. Carol L Wilkinson

    All these recipes look amazing. Can’t wait to cook some of these.

  2. Victoria Herron Thomson

    I will try this sounds drlicious and so do the others you have shown. Coconut Cream Pie is my very favorite.


    We used to make this cake with left over oatmeal from breakfast !

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