Caramel Oatmeal Cake Recipe

Caramel Broiled Oatmeal Cake

A broiled topping and maraschino cherries give this moist oatmeal cake an old-fashioned flavor.

20 min. prep time
15 servings
000 Ratings



1 1/4 cups boiling water
1 cup uncooked old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (10-ounce) jar (3/4 cup) maraschino cherries, drained, chopped

Broiled Topping

1 1/4 cups flaked coconut
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, sweetened, whipped, if desired


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

Stir together boiling water and oats in bowl; set aside.

Combine sugar, brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed. Beat in eggs until smooth. Add oatmeal mixture and all remaining cake ingredients except maraschino cherries. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in cherries.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven.

Heat broiler.

Combine all topping ingredients in bowl. Spread over hot cake. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat, watching closely, 2-4 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned. Serve warm or cool. Dollop with whipped cream, if desired.

Recipe Tip

For easier cutting, use knife dipped in hot water.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 360

Fat: 14g

Cholesterol: 55mg

Sodium: 360mg

Carbohydrates: 56g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #15294©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

What if you do not have a broiler?
Test Kitchen Comment


The topping for this cake is rather thick. It could be spread on top of the cake without broiling since it is just melted butter, coconut and pecans. Heating the topping under the broiler helps to soften and brown the topping slightly. But, if you can spread the frosting on the top of the cake it is just fine to do that.
Posted May 30, 2012

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