Coconut Oatmeal Cake

16 Jun 2015

Coconut Oatmeal Cake

Coconut Oatmeal Cake

Is it only me, or is walking places getting harder now that it's all hot and humid everywhere.

And with all of the fast food stores advertising their cheap cold beverages, I can tell you that I have been lured in and have accepted my fair share of cheap milkshakes this week.

Coconut Oatmeal Cake

And now, this hot weather is making me do things that I have never done in my life!

One of them is joining a gym. I am the girl who walks in and stands around watching people to see how to work the machines. And when I get on a machine, I watch people some more, because I'm sure that I'm doing this wrong.

Maybe I'll stick to going to the classes they offer, or hitting the pool.

Coconut Oatmeal Cake

And another thing that this heat is making me do is MAKING ACTUAL CAKE!

That's right everyone. You heard correctly. This is NOT a mug cake. This is an actual put-in-the-oven, ready-in-over-5-minutes kind of cake. Because I'm growing. Getting healthier at the gym and having this new found patience. I should get some kind of reward.

Coconut Oatmeal Cake

But maybe this cake is the reward?

I have been craving all things coconut this week. I even made coconut pancakes yesterday. (will be on the blog soon!) The crunchy texture of the pecans in the topping mixed with the soft texture of this cake is to die for.

I think I might even balance this new "going to the gym" routine that I have going with eating this cake, which means I might actually stay at the same fitness level.

But it's so worth it.

Coconut Oatmeal Cake

Coconut Oatmeal Cake
Printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 1 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, pour the boiling water over the oats. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, soda and cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. Cream together the 1/2 cup of butter, sugar, 1 cup of brown sugar and eggs until smooth. Slowly add in the flour mixture until fully incorporated. 
  5. Add the softened oats until just combined. 
  6. Pour batter into the prepared pan, and bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the milk, 1/2 cup of butter, 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 3/4 cup white sugar until the butter has melted and the mixture is fully combined. Add in the coconut and chopped pecans. 
  8. Remove  the cake from oven. Set oven temperature to broil.
  9. Spread the coconut mixture on the warm cake.
  10. Place the cake under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes. Keep an eye on it! Remove from oven, and allow to cool before cutting into slices.

Adapted from All Recipes

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  1. Sounds delicious. I love the coconut and oatmeal combination.

  2. That cake sounds really delicious...

  3. Mmm! This looks so delicious, I love the texture and moisture that oats bring to a cake - they're such an incredible ingredient. Anything with coconut is perfect in my eyes, so I will definitely have to try making this!!

  4. Everytime I hit the gym, I will feel less guilty when I eat the cake I bake :) Your coconut cake looks really moist and delicious!

  5. I always love the combo of oatmeal and coconut. This looks great!

  6. Mmm I love this idea- such perfect flavors!


  7. Love this cake, it looks so scrumptious and moist, I don't know why people hate on using the word moist to describe cakes, but I love a moist cake, and this one is pure perfection, but you are right, it totally balances the fitness level :)

  8. Awh, had a wee snigger reading about your approach to the gym, but as long as you can have the cake and eating it still -s'all good y'know? :D
    It sounds absolutely delicious! It's like granola in cake form, with so much coconut :D Which makes it all nice and Summery :D Result! Thanks for sharing, wish I could steal a slice ^ ^

    1. PS Oats = potentially breakfast right? I could totally see myself having this first thing in the morning with a cuppa :D

  9. This looks amazing! And yes, I was waiting for it to warm up all winter, and now I'm dying in the heat! Pinning :)

  10. It has been SO humid this week. Crazy to feel like August in June! And this cake? Amazing! I love that coconut topping.

  11. Joining a gym is the first step. The actual working out will come with time ;-)

  12. At least you are going to the gym! That deserves major kudos! I simply say I'm going to go, and then I'm like "well there is always tomorrow"... and repeat. So I never actually go (opps!) This cake sure is THE perfect reward for your new found gym membership and patience! I, too, have been eating a crap ton of coconut so this cake is toe-ts calling my name! I love that you added pecans for some crunch! Yummmm!! Cheers and thanks for sharing!

  13. Oh YUM! Coconut Oatmeal Cake looks fabulously divine! Love this deadly combo of coconut and oatmeal! SUPER indulging stuff!

    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

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  15. I want to know what will happen if I use bread maker to do it.


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