Coconut Oatmeal Cake

    1 hour 10 minutes

    This is a great way to make a nut cake. At the end the nut/sugar/milk topping is browned under the grill. It's great served hot or cold.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 1 cup (150g) rolled oats
    • 1 1/4 cups (300ml) boiling water
    • 125g butter
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (185g) packed brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/3 cups (170g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 6 tablespoons melted butter
    • 1 1/2 cups (280g) packed brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
    • 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut
    • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Pour water over oats, let stand.
    2. Cream 1/2 cup butter and sugars. Add eggs and blend in a large mixing bowl. Sift the flour, bicarb soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together. Add to sugars and egg mixture. Add vanilla and oats mixture, blend well.
    3. Pour batter into a 20x30cm pan.
    4. Bake in a preheated (180 degrees C) oven for 30-40 minutes.
    5. To make icing: Mix together 6 tablespoons melted butter, 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 3/4 cup evaporated milk, coconuts, nuts and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
    6. Pour this coconut concoction over the hot cake.
    7. Put cake under grill and watch close so nuts don't burn, about 5-10 minutes. Serve hot or let cool.

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    WOW!! After reading a couple reviews, I too, put less sugar (1/2 c white, 1/2 c brown in batter, and only 1 c. brown in icing) and it gets more fabulous everytime I eat another piece!! Very moist, not too sweet but definately satisfies the sweet tooth. I also omitted the nuts but am going to try pecans next time. I've tried a lot of recipes on this site and don't leave reviews often but this one deserves the praise and I highly recommend it!  -  05 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This cake is out of this world . Too bad there isn't a 10 star rating because it deserves it .. I made tis cake 2 weeks ago and have made it 4 time sence then . People were hunting me down to get the recipe ( at a funeral no less ), so print out extra copies to take with you because your gonna need'em . HEAVENY , HEAVENLY . This is a man catching cake and a women ego lifting cake . DDO NOT USE INSTANT NOR QUICK COOKING OATES, USE THE OLD FASHION HAVE TO COOK 5 MINUTES KIND.  -  20 Jul 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Wonderfully moist and delicious. I made two small cakes instead of one large one, and froze one for later. It is especially wonderful when warm, or re-heated.  -  29 Nov 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)