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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


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


  • 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.