Dairy Farmer’s Favorite Oatmeal Cake

I got this great recipe from a magazine I picked up called Southern Cakes. I gotta tell you, there are MANY cakes in it that I will be trying ! What a great magazine!

This is a great snack cake that is perfect for traveling. It tastes even better a day or two after its baked. The crunchy topping is delicious and almost candy-like.

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Dairy Farmer’s Favorite Oatmeal Cake

  • Author: A Foodie Affair
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x


Great snack cake that’s perfect for travel.


  • 1 c. quick cooking oatmeal
  • 11/2 c. boiling water
  • 1/2 c. vegetable shortening
  • 1 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 11/2 c. All Purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 c. chopped pecans
  • 1 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks


  1. In a small bowl, combine oatmeal and 1-1/2 c. boiling water. Let stand for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 8 X 8 inch square pan. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat shortening and sugars together until fluffy. Add eggs, beating well after each addition. Add oatmeal mixture. Add flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Pour batter in to prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  5. While cake is baking, combine butter, coconut, pecans, brown sugar and egg yolks for topping, mixing well in a small bowl.
  6. When cake is done, remove from oven, and spread coconut mixture on top of cake. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F, and return cake to oven for 20 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting.
  7. To serve, cut cake into squares.


Adapted from Southern Cakes 2012

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