If there ever was a dessert that brought back the warm fuzzies of my childhood, it’s this Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cake. The sweet, crunchy walnut and coconut topping is my favorite part! Take a peek and try not to drool.
My mom used to let us choose which kind of cake we wanted for our birthdays growing up, and without fail, this is the one that many of us requested. Can you blame us?
I love family traditions like that, that get carried down through the generations. Now I do the same for my kids.
I enjoy sharing this wonderful cake with them that I enjoyed as a child.
Even for a coconut hater like me (I’m weird, I know), I can’t resist this moist, dense, sweet-with-a-crunchy-topping cake. I think it’s because the coconut adds a fantastic texture, but isn’t an overwhelming flavor, which is just the way I like it.
The oatmeal is softened in boiling water, which provides a perfect moistness for the cake base. Mmmmmm!!!
We had a few dinner guests the other night and even after eating way too much of the main course, there was still more than enough room for a giant slice of Oatmeal Cake. I had to send the rest home with them so I didn’t finish off the entire pan that night by myself. Because I probably could have.
I created a video to show you how easy this cake is to make!
I hope you get to enjoy it soon! It’s sure to become a favorite!
The sweet walnut and coconut topping is absolutely irresistible and takes on an incredible texture and taste after going under the broiler.
The whole thing is nothing short of irresistible! It’s one of my favorite cakes of all time, right up there with this Southern Pound Cake and this Layered Chocolate Mint Cake.
I’d forgotten just how amazing this cake was until my sister texted me the other day and said she was enjoying a piece. We do that to each other often…send messages about what we’re eating and make the other person jealous. It’s fun. I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I made some the next day, and it was absolute heaven. I hope you love it too!