Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Icing

    50 minutes

    This is a moist cake made with oats, lightly spiced with nutmeg and topped with a coconut icing. Not too sweet, not too dry.

    25 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1 cup (80g) rolled oats
    • 1 1/4 cups (300ml) boiling water
    • 1 cup (200g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (220g) packed brown sugar
    • 125g margarine
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 eggs
    • 90g melted butter
    • 1/2 cup (110g) packed brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
    • 2/3 cup (60g) desiccated coconut
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. In a small bowl, stir oats into boiling water. Set aside to soak for 20 minutes.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20cm square baking pan.
    3. In a medium bowl, cream together the white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar and margarine until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Sift in the flour, bicarb soda, salt and nutmeg; stir just until moistened. Mix in the soaked oats. Pour into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
    4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Turn the oven to the grillsetting and let it heat up.
    5. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, heavy cream, coconut and vanilla. Spread over the top of the cake. Grill for a few minutes, just until the coconut is lightly browned.

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    This cake IS very good, but I'm only giving it 4 stars because the directions are wrong. I checked my cake @ 30 min. (because I never want to overcook anything) and it was pretty far away from being done. Checked it at 35 (like recipe says) still runny, 40 min still not done. I finally took it out after 43 minutes because I hate anything overdone. I wish I'd left it in another five minutes because the middle still wasn't cooked. But the rest of the cake was and with the topping it is delicious!  -  06 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This IS yummy. I cut way back on the sugar, though, - 1/2 cup white and 1/2 cup brown. And I added cinnamon to the batter and baked it in a 9 x 13 pan for about 45 minutes. Some chopped nuts added to the topping were the finishing touch. Mmmm.  -  01 May 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    yum yum yum !! I did try variuos adaptations also only improved it. Like using a fruit juice like pineapple,apple etc. Instead of all the boiled water. Enjoy it !!!! I do.  -  30 Apr 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)