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Grandma Snyder's Oatmeal Cake Recipe

Grandma Snyder's Oatmeal Cake

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"This is a great cake for any sweet tooth. It is good served hot too."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 x 13 inch cake Change Servings


  1. Pour water over oats, let stand.
  2. Cream 1/2 cup butter or margarine and sugars. Add eggs and blend in a large mixing bowl. Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together. Add to sugars and egg mixture. Add vanilla and oats mixture, blend well.
  3. Pour batter into a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 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 broiler, and watch close so nuts don't burn, about 5-10 minutes. Serve hot or let cool. Enjoy.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 05, 2005

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 06, 2009

I tried this recipe as written and found the cake way too sweet w/so sweet a topping. Another problem may have been that I used 1-minute oatmeal. With so much icing the cake came out soggy. In my opinion, if you have to tweak a recipe, I don't think it should receive 5 stars. If you tweak it, why not resubmit w/adjustments to make the recipe better?

Jul 20, 2004

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.

Nov 07, 2003

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.

Oct 17, 2003

Oh what a hit! Everyone was THRILLED when I showed up with Oatmeal Cake -- Fabulous Recipe. My 95 Year old Granny said "Where did you find my recipe, I looked all over?"

Aug 26, 2003

This cake is sooo great. When it came time for my moms birthday she only had one request. Oatmeal Cake. We have made this cake alot over the past few years and it is always great. I do double the spices though.

Oct 17, 2003

I was so glad to find this recipe as I had lost the one given to me as a bridle shower gift along with a cake pan. I like to make this for potlucks and church suppers. Very good.

May 28, 2009

This cake is awesome. I made some changes though to some of the ingredients. I used 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 cup of milk and it was perfect. I made a glaze for it too. I used allrecipe's Vanilla Glaze that was made with only conf. sugar, vanilla extract, and milk. I drizzled the glaze on the top. Just a little is needed. It was awesome.


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  • Calories
  • 405 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 244 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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