Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake Recipe


This post is sponsored by the #BetterTogether campaign with Quaker. All thoughts are my own.

This past year, life with Andrea has felt like a blur. Four days a week, we have been helping her through both speech and behavioral therapy. Therapy has been our every day life.

Now that school is in session for big brother and Andrea has graduated into early childhood, we are spending more quality time together.

One of the things that brings us together is baking in the kitchen. We like to make tasty treats for our daddy and bubby!

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake Recipe #BetterTogether

Oatmeal Cake is one my favorite recipes to make during the holidays, the combination of oatmeal and milk make this a delicious treat with nutritious benefits.

Not only do you get calcium from both ingredients, the oatmeal will give you added fiber, protein and the milk offers protein, potassium and Vitamins D, A and B12. This is a great way to add more health benefits to your impending holiday baking!

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake Recipe #BetterTogether

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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake Recipe #BetterTogether

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake Recipe #BetterTogether

I love spending the time to make things, like this delicious oatmeal cake, with my daughter. She just turned 3 and has a big interest in learning how to cook things in the kitchen.

Andrea was so excited to learn how to crack an egg!

Though this recipe is typically made with Walnuts, you can substitute with other nuts or leave them off all together.

Andrew, our almost 6 year old, is severely allergic to peanuts and walnuts so we substitute with almonds. Luckily, almonds are safe for him and still offer a lot of health benefits, in addition to the nutrients provided by the oatmeal and milk.

I hope you have a chance to try this family favorite!


Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake
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    Cake Ingredients1 1/2 cups Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Topping Ingredients2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts - Tastes best with walnuts but any nut will work


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. First - In a small bowl, mix the old fashioned oats and boiling water; let stand 15-20 minutes. Until oats are softened and water is soaked in.
  3. Next - In large mixer, beat granulated sugar, 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter on medium speed until completed blended (will be fluffy and crumbly). Beat in vanilla and eggs until blended. Beat in oat mixture & remaining cake ingredients until well blended.
  4. Grease 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray; lightly flour. Spread batter evenly in pan.
  5. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. While the cake is still warm, set oven control to broil. In small bowl, beat 2/3 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter and the mix with electric mixer on high speed until smooth. Stir in coconut and nuts.
  7. Broil 1 to 3 minutes or until bubbly and light golden brown, be careful not to burn top. Cool completely, about 1 hour.


Calories: 6051 cal
Carbohydrates: 929 g
Fat: 231 g
Sodium: 3076 g
Cholesterol: 929 g
Protein: 96 g
Fiber: 47 g


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30 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake Recipe

  • December 6, 2013 at 5:08 pm
    I love a good bowl of oatmeal with brown sugar and milk. Not fancy, but oh so very good. Reply
  • December 3, 2013 at 10:14 pm
    I usually add some cinnamon and honey. Reply
  • December 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm
    My favorite is actually putting milk into my oatmeal for breakfast (or oatmeal cookies) Reply
  • November 30, 2013 at 9:23 pm
    oatmeal cookies and milk Reply
  • November 29, 2013 at 8:41 pm
    I'd like to try this Hidden Berry Cupcakes recipe: http://www.quakeroats.com/cooking-and-recipe/hidden-berry-cupcakes.aspx Reply
  • November 29, 2013 at 6:16 am
    I love oatmeal cookies and milk! Thanks for the chance to win! wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com Reply
  • November 28, 2013 at 6:35 pm
    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies! Thank you for the nice giveaway! Reply
  • November 24, 2013 at 9:25 pm
    Oatmeal Raisin cookies are our favorite and we also like no bake chocolate oat cookies too gluten free Reply
  • November 24, 2013 at 9:10 am
    we love making oatmeal cookies Reply
  • November 23, 2013 at 10:59 pm
    Oatmeal with Honey and milk Reply
  • November 23, 2013 at 9:57 pm
    I like the typical no bakes and oatmeal raisin cookies. I found a meatloaf recipe I want to try that calls for both oatmeal and milk. It sounds weird but looks yummy. Reply
  • November 23, 2013 at 5:21 pm
    I like making baked oatmeal with fresh fruit,especially peaches in the summer Reply
  • November 23, 2013 at 2:41 pm
    No bake cookies use oatmeal & milk!!! Reply
  • November 21, 2013 at 9:14 pm
    Mine would be sugared oatmeal on ice-cream; that's milk, right? :-) Reply
  • November 21, 2013 at 3:51 pm
    Oatmeal Raisin Cookies! Reply
  • November 20, 2013 at 11:51 am
    I love Oatmeal Cream Pies! Thanks for the chance! :) Reply
  • November 20, 2013 at 10:23 am
    i love oatmeal with milk brown sugar and bananas Reply
  • November 20, 2013 at 12:25 am
    chocolate chip oatmeal cookies Reply
  • November 19, 2013 at 8:53 pm
    baked oatmeal with coconut milk is my favorite Reply
  • November 19, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    I love oatmeal cookies eaten with milk. Reply
  • November 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm
    I make muffins with both ingredients Reply
  • November 19, 2013 at 3:08 pm
    My Aunt makes these delicious oatmeal based cheesecake squares that are absolutely delicious with an oatmeal maple crumble on top. Yummy! Reply
  • November 19, 2013 at 11:27 am
    I add milk to my oatmeal instead of water, makes it creamier. Reply
  • November 19, 2013 at 11:04 am
    My favorite oatmeal milk creations are oatmeal smoothies and oatmeal cookies. Reply
  • November 19, 2013 at 10:49 am
  • November 19, 2013 at 10:42 am
    I love chewy oatmeal cookies Reply
  • November 19, 2013 at 10:34 am
    I love to eat Quaker oatmeal for breakfast with a glass of milk! :) Reply
  • November 19, 2013 at 10:06 am
    My favorite combo with oatmeal and milk is to make smoothies. The idea is from an Equadorian recipe for children, where they put oatmeal in the drink. I put fruit, milk, oatmeal and a little honey in a blender, and it makes a great breakfast treat!!!! Reply
  • November 19, 2013 at 7:19 am
    Oatmeal pancakes are my favorite. Reply
  • November 19, 2013 at 7:15 am
    cooked oatmeal with almonds and raisins is great Reply

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