Oat Cake with Coconut Walnut Glaze

Oat Cake with Coconut Walnut Glaze


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About this recipe: A lightly spiced cake made with porridge oats, then topped with a coconut walnut glaze and grilled till browned and bubbly.


Serves: 24 

  • 300ml boiling water
  • 80g porridge oats
  • 110g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 220g dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 165g plain flour
  • Topping
  • 60ml evaporated milk
  • 110g butter
  • 220g dark brown soft sugar
  • 70g desiccated coconut
  • 120g chopped walnuts

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 23x33cm tin.
  2. Pour boiling water over oats. Set aside.
  3. Sift together flour, salt, bicarb and cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. Cream 110g butter, sugar, 220g dark brown soft sugar and eggs until fluffy. Add flour mixture and mix in. Add softened oats. Pour mixture into prepared tin.
  5. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove cake from oven. Preheat the grill.
  6. In a saucepan, combine milk, 110g butter and 220g dark brown soft sugar.
  7. Heat until melted, then add coconut and chopped nuts. Spread on warm cake.
  8. Place cake under grill for 2 to 3 minutes till topping is bubbly.

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