Mammy’s Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Frosting Recipe

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Today, I wanted to share one of my all-time favorite cake recipes — my grandmother’s Oatmeal Cake. It even includes a homemade coconut frosting recipe!  This cake is made from scratch and baked with love.  Many of the recipes on IAK are either quick dinner ideas or easy desserts but sometimes I like to put in a little extra effort.  This cake recipe and homemade frosting recipe are so worth the effort.

My grandmother, or Mammy as we call her, was quite the baker!   She was quite famous (in our family) for her fudge, no-bake cookies, brownies and this cake.

Sadly, at 94 years old, Mammy is no longer baking.  It’s up to the rest of us to pick up where she left off.  I’ve made several of these cakes and cannot, for the life of me, make it as good as she can.  My mother, however, has it mastered!  Hers tastes just as good as Mammy’s.

Every year I request this Oatmeal Cake for my birthday.  I just love it!  The cake part is hearty from the oatmeal and slightly cinnamon-y.  And, the frosting…well, that part is just pure bliss!  It’s a cooked frosting, full of nuts and coconut.

This is one of those things that you can tell is homemade, just by looking at it.  No way can you get this kind of goodness out of a box. You can tell it’s made with love.   I love everything about this cake.

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3 thoughts on “Mammy’s Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Frosting Recipe”

  1. thanx for your simple and easy step by step reicpe I can’t now say ..baking is a piece of cake. I’ve tried it using your reicpe and the cake comes out super moist but since I have a bit of a sweet tooth I might use 1/2 cup of sugar the next time I back this cake but over all its simple easy and delightful


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