Lazy Day Oatmeal Cake

Indulge in the comforting flavors of this Lazy Day Oatmeal Cake, a delightful treat that combines the wholesome goodness of oats with a rich, coconut and nutmeg-infused topping. Perfect for those days when you crave a homemade dessert but prefer minimal effort, this cake is a testament to simplicity and taste.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  1. Effortless Elegance: The recipe’s straightforward steps make it ideal for both novice and seasoned bakers.
  2. Hearty Oats: The inclusion of rolled oats adds a hearty texture and a hint of nuttiness to the cake.
  3. Irresistible Topping: The luscious coconut and nutmeg topping, caramelized to perfection, elevates the cake with a sweet and golden finish.


  • 1 cup uncooked rolled oats (instant or regular)
  • 1 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Topping:
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cream or milk
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. In a shallow bowl, soak oats in boiling water for 20 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugars until light. Add eggs and vanilla, continuing to beat.
  3. Sift and measure flour, then sift again with baking soda and spices.
  4. Once oats are soaked and cool, fold them into the creamed mixture.
  5. Sift the flour mixture over and fold in.
  6. Turn the batter into a buttered 9×9″ pan and bake at 350°F for 40-50 minutes.
  • Topping Instructions:
  1. Mix all topping ingredients.
  2. While the cake is still hot, spread the topping over it.
  3. Put it under the broiler until bubbly and tinged with gold. Watch carefully.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 40-50 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes | Kcal: (Calories may vary) | Servings: (Specify the yield)

Recipe Tips:

  • For a nutty crunch, add chopped nuts to the topping.
  • Experiment with different types of nuts or dried fruits for a personalized touch.

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