This Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Coconut Pecan Topping recipe is the kind of cake that can be served as a coffee cake for breakfast or brunch, with a cup of coffee and at tea time or as a sweet dessert ending to any meal.
Easy Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Coconut Pecan Topping Recipe
Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Pecan Topping Recipe
How to Make the Best Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Coconut Pecan Topping Recipe
This homemade oatmeal cake recipe is one that can take you from breakfast and brunch to a mid morning snack with a mug of coffee or tea and dessert.
- Ingredients you'll need to make this recipe for homemade Oatmeal Cake: Quick cooking oats, hot water, all purpose flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, butter, evaporated milk, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, large eggs and vanilla extract.
- For the Coconut Pecan frosting you'll need: 2 cups of sweetened flaked coconut, 1 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts, light brown sugar, butter, evaporated milk and vanilla extract.
- The oats are softened with hot water before adding to the batter. It's important to allow ample time for them to cool.
- While the oatmeal cools, sift together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl using a whisk. You should also begin creaming the wet ingredients together with a hand mixer or a stand mixer. By the time these are done, the oatmeal has likely cooled enough to proceed with the recipe and add it to the creamed mixture.
- The topping for this cake is broiled. It's important that once you place it under the broiler in the oven that you don't walk away. It could burn easily due to the brown sugar in the topping.
- This cake can be served warm, at room temperature or chilled.
- Store leftover oatmeal cake in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or on the counter for up to 3 days.
- You may also enjoy these peanut butter overnight oats from the Minimalist Baker.
More Southern Style Cake Recipes to Make
Sheet cakes are one of my go to desserts to make and you can find me baking year-round regardless of the season or weather. More homemade single layer cake recipes you may like to try:
- Texas Sheet Cake with it's decadent fudge icing is an all time favorite.
- Carrot Cake Poke Cake begins with a cake mix and no one will ever know.
- Easy Honey Bun Cake recipe is another cake that can be served any time of day.
- Cherry Coca Cola Cake is a Southern classic with a cherry twist.
- My recipe for Pineapple Upside Down Cake is made with fresh pineapple.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Coconut-Pecan Topping
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ cup butter softened
- ⅓ cup evaporated milk
- 1 cup light brown sugar packed
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Broiled Topping:
- 2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 1 ½ cup roughly chopped pecans or walnuts
- 1 cup light brown sugar packed
- ½ cup butter melted
- 3 tablespoon evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spritz a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Mix together the oats and hot water. Set aside for 15 minutes to allow the oats to soften and cool.
- Meanwhile, sift together all purpose flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.
- Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, evaporated milk, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla.
- Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
- Add the cooled oats and dry ingredients to the creamed butter. Continue to beat with a mixer just until fully combined. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Spread into the prepared pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes back with moist crumbs.
- To make the Topping: Melt butter in a medium size microwave safe bowl.
- Add the remaining topping ingredients mixing until fully combined.
- Spread the topping evenly onto the cake immediately after it's removed from the oven. Increase the oven setting to broil moving the rack to the upper third of the oven.
- Broil for 3-5 minutes until the topping has melted and is bubbly. Do not walk away the topping can burn easily if left unattended.
- Cool to warm or serve at room temperature.