Oatmeal Coconut Cake

    1 hour 5 minutes

    This recipes makes a good and moist spiced oatmeal cake with a coconut topping that is browned under the grill.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 1 1/2 cups (375g) boiling water
    • 1 cup (150g) rolled oats
    • 125g butter
    • 1 cup (150g) packed brown sugar
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup (40g) packed brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup (110g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (90g) desiccated coconut
    • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/4 cup cream

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20x30cm pan.
    2. In a small bowl, pour boiling water over oats. Mix well and cool.
    3. In a large bowl, combine butter or margarine, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, eggs, flour, bicarb soda, spices and salt. Add cooled oatmeal mixture and stir to combine. Pour batter into pan.
    4. Bake for 35 minutes.
    5. While cake is baking, combine 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, coconut, melted butter or margarine, vanilla and cream in a mixing bowl. Remove cake from oven and turn on grill. Drop mixture by small spoonfuls on top of cake. Spread evenly and carefully. Grill for 2 to 5 minutes, until topping is bubbling and lightly browned.

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    This is a GREAT recipe. One of my professors made it for a meeting, and I insisted she give me the recipe. I just made a lower-fat version last night, I reduced the butter in the cake to 2 Tbsp and added 1/3 cup of applesauce, and reduced the butter in the topping to 2 Tbsp and used 1/3 cup of skim milk instead of the cream. Comes out almost as perfect as the original cake, and less guilt! :-)  -  19 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Next time maybe double the topping.  -  10 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is the same receipe as the Kentucky Oatmeal Soice Cake which is a specialty at Atlanta's famed Horseradish Grill. The cake is more spectacular served with the restaurant's homemade caramel ice cream. At home serve it with Dulce con leche (vanilla ice cream with caramel swirls) available at your grocer. YUM!  -  29 Aug 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)