LAZY DAISY OATMEAL CAKE

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Lazy daisy oatmeal cake is a classic and has been around for a long time.

This cake is a family favorite and I have been making it for many years.  I took this cake to functions at work, reunions and family gatherings.  I have never brought any home with me. It is wonderful for any holiday, Easter or Mother’s Day.

Ingredients for Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake:

2 1/2 cups boiling water

2 cups quick cooking oats

1 cup butter or margarine

2 cups sugar

2 cups brown sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

4 eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons of baking soda

1 teaspoon of  salt

1 1/2 teaspoons of  cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of  nutmeg

Pour boiling water over oats, cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Beat butter until creamy; slowly add sugars; beat until fluffy. Blend in vanilla and eggs. Add oats mixture and mix well.
Add flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well. Pour into a sprayed 9 x 13 inch cake pan and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Let cool.

Note:  The last time I made this cake I cut the brown sugar from 2 cups to 1 in the cake. I could not tell the difference.

Frosting:

1 cup melted butter or margarine

2 cups brown sugar

6 tablespoons half and half or can use evaporated milk

1 cup chopped or broken walnuts (can use pecans)

3 cups shredded or flaked coconut

For frosting, mix all ingredients together, spread over cake. Place cake under broiler in oven until frosting becomes bubbly. Serve cake warm or cold.

The picture does not do this cake justice.  Everyone that tries this cake, loves it.  Enjoy!

You might also enjoy my recipe for Turtle Cake.

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5 from 28 votes

Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake

This cake is a family favorite and I have been making it for many years. I took this cake to functions at work, reunions and family gatherings.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake
Servings: 1 cake
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

Cake Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps. soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsps. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons half and half or can use evaporated milk
  • 1 cup chopped or broken walnuts can use pecans
  • 3 cups shredded or flaked coconut

Instructions

  • Pour boiling water over oats, cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Beat butter until creamy; slowly add sugars; beat until fluffy. Blend in vanilla and eggs. Add oats mixture and mix well.
  • Add flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well. Pour into a sprayed 9 x 13 inch cake pan and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Let cool.

Frosting Directions

  • Mix all ingredients together, spread over cake. Place cake under broiler in oven until frosting becomes bubbly. Serve cake warm or cold.

 

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