Oatmeal Cake Recipe With Coconut and Walnut Frosting

You can’t go wrong with this oatmeal cake recipe topped with a coconut and walnut frosting.

March/April 2015

  • Coconut and walnuts top oatmeal cake.
    Photo by Lori Dunn

Moriah Schwartz of Salem, Indiana, sent this oatmeal cake recipe.

Oatmeal Cake


• 1 stick margarine
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup rolled oats
• 1-1/4 cups boiling water
• 1-1/2 cups flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon vanilla


• 1/2 stick margarine
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 1/3 cup cream
• 1 cup flaked coconut
• 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 9-by-13-inch baking dish; set aside.

To make cake:

2. In large mixing bowl, mix cake ingredients in order given.

3. Pour batter into prepared dish. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until done. Cool completely.

To make topping:

4. In saucepan, combine all topping ingredients. Bring to a boil, and boil for 2 minutes. 5 Pour topping over cooled cake, and spread evenly to cover.

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