Oatmeal cake with pecan frosting is a classic snack cake that has been around for many years. You have a moist and hearty oatmeal cake with a coconut pecan frosting, that will melt in your mouth.
Some like to call this the grandma cake because many know this recipe because grandma used to make it all the time.
Oatmeal Cake with Pecan Frosting
I love to bake for my family; it is a fun way to test out new recipes and serve up sweet treats for the family. With the holidays upon us, it has me in the spirit to create tasty recipes.
I was on the hunt for a healthier version of pecan pie, when I decided why not make an oatmeal cake recipe instead. The frosting on this homemade oatmeal cake reminds me of pecan pie and German chocolate cake frosting mixed in a way.
Oatmeal Cake With Coconut Pecan Frosting
This easy oatmeal cake recipe was a huge success with my grandpa and kiddos. My grandfather LOVES pecan pie, and this is a fun twist to his favorite holiday pie recipe.
He gets that pecan pie flavor from the frosting, and it is paired with a tasty cake instead of pie filling.
The family loved it and gave me two thumbs up and politely asked for seconds. If you are a fan of coconut pecan frosting, I think you will enjoy this recipe.
What I love about this recipe is how simple it is to make, and uses essential pantry staple items.
Consider Trying These Other Oatmeal Recipes
- Moist Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
- Blueberry Oat Breakfast Bars
- Dulce De Leche Cookie Crumble Oatmeal
- Strawberry Breakfast Bars
Easy Butter Pecan Frosting
Many get intimidated to make homemade frostings; they reach instantly for the canned at the store. Consider giving this easy butter pecan frosting a try. It helps make this cake stand out from the rest, and it truly is simple to make.
I have made it a handful of times over the years, and I have success with it every single time. Trust me; it beats the canned frostings by a landslide.
Benefits of Oatmeal
Oats are a grain that we should be reaching for more often when we go to cook and bake. Oats truly are an excellent ingredient because they are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and even fiber.
All of these will offer a variety of health benefits for our bodies. From aiding in lowering our blood sugar, reducing heart diseases, helping in weight loss, and so much more.
You can use oatmeal in dishes you prepare like meatloaf, tossing some oats in with your ground hamburger as it cooks to help stretch it, and even tasty desserts like cakes, cookies, and more. Get creative and reap the benefits of oats. They don’t have to be in a bowl served with brown sugar and milk.
I hope you all enjoy this tasty and straightforward oatmeal cake recipe. I think your family and friends will devour it to every last crumb. A great potluck dish, holiday dessert, and after-school snack for the kids.
- 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
- 3/4 cups boiling water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 2/3 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 egg
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter - softened
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter – melted
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut
- ½ chopped pecans
- 2 tbsp milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8x8 pan with baking spray.
- Start by boiling the water. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the oats and water together. Cover with wrap or foil and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the sugar, brown sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, egg, and butter. Stir in the oatmeal.
- Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Prepare the frosting:
- Cream the butter in a medium-sized bowl. Mix in the remaining ingredients.
- When the cake is done baking, carefully spread the frosting over the top. Put back into the oven under a broiler for 1-2 minutes, until the coconut is toasted.
- Cool completely if you want clean slices, or serve warm if you can’t wait.