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Orange Oatmeal Cake Recipe

Orange Oatmeal Cake

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter or margarine with the white sugar and the brown sugar. Beat in the egg, then the orange juice, vanilla, and grated orange rind.
  3. In another bowl, stir together the flour, oats, salt, ginger, and baking powder. Beat into the orange mixture and then stir in the nuts. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes, or until cake tests done. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow cake to cool. Makes 10 to 16 servings.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 08, 2005

This was easy to make and came out very moist and crumbly. I used cinnamon instead of ginger b/c I didn't have any... it worked perfectly. You should try this!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 23, 2008

The batter was very think and hard to spread. The cake came out very dry and crumbly. It fell apart as I took it out of the pan. It didn't rise at all. The flavor was good, but the texture was horrible. I wouldn't make this again.


11 Ratings

Oct 14, 2004

This was a very tasty, easy to make cake. I recommend it highly

Oct 12, 2010

We added fresh cranberries because we had them and we subbed lemon zest as we had no actual oranges in the house. Also added an orange-liqueur and cream cheese frosting, which was delicious! But the cake is really good on its own and we didn't find it excessively crumbly, maybe because of the added moisture from the cranberries.

Jun 30, 2008

The flavor of this cake is very good, but it is crumbly which makes it hard to eat. I used cinnamon instead of ginger b/c another reviewer said they had and cinnamon sounded better to me than ginger.

Jan 19, 2012

This. Was. So. Good. I made it yesterday for the neighbors and they loved it! Definitely will make again. It's soooo perfect!

Apr 13, 2009

This recipe was great! After reading what others had written, I added an extra egg to make it a little more moist. That seemed to do the trick. It wasn't crumbly and didn't fall apart as I picked up a piece. I was a little iffy about adding the ginger because I don't normally like ginger, but decided to add it anyway. I'm glad I did. I loved the taste! I also didn't add the walnuts. It still didn't really rise very much. The texture reminded me of fudge brownies. I actually liked the texture like that. I will definitely be making this again.

Sep 20, 2014

Pretty good. Hubs commented it wasn't sweet enough; I thought it was fine, but I'm not a huge sweet fan and he likes things sweeter than I do. I did add frozen blueberries to this, which could have decreased the sweetness. This doesn't remind me of a regular dessert cake but more of a coffee cake; the oatmeal makes it heartier and I think it would be good for breakfast. All in all, very easy and I baked it in a Bundt pan since hubs had stolen my 9x13 to defrost chicken in the fridge. I just baked for an hour and it worked perfectly well. Thanks for the recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 162 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 104 mg
  • 4%

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

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