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An old-fashioned cake recipe for a moist and tender oatmeal cake, topped with a brown sugar glaze and toasted coconut.

Mamaw's Oatmeal Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze and Toasted Coconut - Get the Recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

A few years ago, after my mother-in-law passed away, I was in her kitchen when I came across a hand-written recipe card.

I immediately recognized her handwriting, and decided that this needed to be kept and made some day.

I recently came across that recipe card and for weeks had been thinking about making it. That time finally came.

Mamaw's Oatmeal Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze and Toasted Coconut - Get the Recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

This oatmeal cake is incredibly moist and tender, with a hint of cinnamon.

I topped it with a brown sugar glaze and toasted coconut, as inspired by the notes on the back of the card.

To Make This Recipe You Will Need:

  • boiling water
  • rolled oats
  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • all-purpose flour
  • half and half
  • toasted coconut
  • mixing bowls
  • whisk
  • 10″ cast iron skillet or cake pan
  • saucepan
  • cooling rack
Mamaw's Oatmeal Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze and Toasted Coconut - Get the Recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Watch me make this recipe in the video below

To begin, combine boiling water and oats in a small bowl. Allow this to sit for 30 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 350°(F).

Butter a 10 inch cast iron skillet or cake pan. Coat the sides and bottom well. Set it aside for now.

In a small bowl combine all-purpose flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Stir it together and set it aside for now.

In your mixing bowl, lightly beat 2 eggs.

Add in brown sugar and granulated sugar, melted butter and vanilla extract. Whisk together.

Add in the soaked oats and stir together.

Add in the flour mixture and whisk until combined.

Spread the batter in your prepared pan.

Bake the cake for 25-30 minutes or until it tests done with a wooden skewer/toothpick.

Allow to cake to cool on a rack.

When the cake is cooled, prepare the glaze.

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Making the Brown Sugar Glaze

Combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter and half and half in a small saucepan. Cook and whisk this over medium low heat until it boils and thickens. It will be very foamy. Stir continually.

Add in vanilla extract and continue to stir and cook for 1 more minute.

When the glaze thickens, allow it to cool for about 5 minutes, and then drizzle it all over the cake.

Top the cake with toasted coconut. (How to make perfectly toasted coconut: Click Here)

Enjoy!

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Mamaw's Oatmeal Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze and Toasted Coconut - Get the Recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Mamaw's Oatmeal Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze and Toasted Coconut - Get the Recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Mamaw’s Oatmeal Cake

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
An old-fashioned cake recipe for a moist and tender oatmeal cake, topped with a brown sugar glaze and toasted coconut.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Cakes, Sweets, Treats & Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 463 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Cake

For the Glaze

For Topping

  • 2/3 c toasted coconut

Instructions
 

  • To begin, combine the boiling water and oats in a small bowl. Allow this to sit for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°(F).
  • Butter a 10 inch cast iron skillet or cake pan. Coat the sides and bottom well. Set it aside for now.
  • In a small bowl combine the all-purpose flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Stir it together and set it aside for now.
  • In your mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs.
  • Add in the sugars, melted butter and vanilla extract. Whisk together.
  • Add in the soaked oats and stir together.
  • Add in the flour mixture and whisk until combined.
  • Spread the batter in your prepared pan.
  • Bake the cake for 25-30 minutes or until it tests done with a wooden skewer/toothpick.
  • Allow to cake to cool on a rack.
  • When the cake is cooled, prepare the glaze.

Making the Brown Sugar Glaze

  • Combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter and half and half in a small saucepan. Cook and whisk this over medium low heat until it boils and thickens. It will be very foamy. Stir continually.
  • Add in the vanilla extract and continue to stir and cook for 1 more minute.
  • When the glaze thickens, allow it to cool for about 5 minutes, and then drizzle it all over the cake.
  • Top the cake with toasted coconut.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 463kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 5gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 308mgPotassium: 131mgFiber: 2gSugar: 52gVitamin A: 495IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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