Coconut Caramel Cake

    1 hour 5 minutes

    Here's a great and easy recipe for a delicious, lightly spiced oatmeal cake with a coconut caramel nut topping.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 1 1/4 cups (315ml) boiling water
    • 1 cup (150g) quick-cooking oats
    • 125g butter
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (150g) packed brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 1/3 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 125g butter
    • 1 cup (150g) packed brown sugar
    • 4 tablespoons evaporated milk
    • 1 cup (90g) flaked coconut
    • 1 cup (125g) chopped walnuts

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

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20x30cm pan.
    2. Pour boiling water over oats. Set aside.
    3. Sift together flour, salt, soda and cinnamon. Set aside.
    4. Cream 125g butter, sugar, 1 cup brown sugar and eggs until fluffy. Add flour mixture and mix in. Add softened oats. Pour batter into pan.
    5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove cake from oven. Set oven temperature to grill.
    6. In a saucepan, combine milk, 125g butter and 1 cup brown sugar.
    7. Heat until melted, then add coconut and chopped nuts. Spread on warm cake.
    8. Place cake under grill for 2 to 3 minutes.

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    In my continuing search for an oatmeal cake "better than grandma made" I found this one. Rather than messing with broiling the topping, just combine the topping ingredients and spoon it randomly on top of the uncooked cake batter. Bake at 325 for 40-50 minutes. Delicious and no chance of broiling accidents and topping cleanup messes.  -  19 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    i accidently overbaked these because i left my oven at 400 but knew i had to get them out as soon as i smelled the flavor. i made exactly 22 cupcakes with these (pour water over the 2 empty slots) and even though i overbaked them, they were fantastically moist. i will be making again! this time i'll remember to bake them at 350 for 25-30 mins  -  23 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I've tried dozens of oatmeal cake and bar recipes, trying to duplicate the one I loved as a kid. I'm done, this is it! I have printed a copy of the recipe to keep in my purse because so many people ask for it.  -  15 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)