Nani's Cranny

Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake

I was digging into old favorite recipes and came across this one. It used to be one of my family’s favorite desserts when we were growing up. It is especially good served warm. I love this one.
Try it with some ice cream or whipped topping.
It is sure to please.


  • 1 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup regular Oats (not quick cooking)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Pour boiling water over oats. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Beat butter until creamy, gradually add sugars, beat until fluffy. Blend in vanilla and eggs. Stir in oats. Mix the flour, salt, soda, and spices. Add this mixture to creamed mixture. Mix well. Pour into well greased and floured 9 inch square pan. Bake @ 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoon 1/2 & 1/2 or milk
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts
  • 3/4 cup coconut

Combine all ingredients. Spread over cooked cake. Put under broiler and broil until bubbly. Watch carefully.


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