Oat Cake with Coconut Walnut Glaze

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

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    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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    In my continuing search for an oatmeal cake "better than grandma made" I found this one. Rather than messing with broiling the topping, just combine the topping ingredients and spoon it randomly on top of the uncooked cake batter. Bake at 325 for 40-50 minutes. Delicious and no chance of broiling accidents and topping cleanup messes.  -  19 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    i accidently overbaked these because i left my oven at 400 but knew i had to get them out as soon as i smelled the flavor. i made exactly 22 cupcakes with these (pour water over the 2 empty slots) and even though i overbaked them, they were fantastically moist. i will be making again! this time i'll remember to bake them at 350 for 25-30 mins  -  23 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I've tried dozens of oatmeal cake and bar recipes, trying to duplicate the one I loved as a kid. I'm done, this is it! I have printed a copy of the recipe to keep in my purse because so many people ask for it.  -  15 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)