This Raisin Oatmeal Sheet Cake is a family favourite recipe that I have been making for many years now. It’s my go to comfort cake that we like to enjoy as a breakfast or snack cake.
But I think what I love the most about this cake, aside from how delicious it is, is the fact that the ingredients are simple and I almost always have them in my pantry. That, and you can have it assembled and baking in the oven in no time…it’s just an uncomplicated and delicious cake. The simplicity of this cake actually makes me wonder if generations before us have been passing a similar recipe down to their families. It just reminds me of a cake that you would find the recipe for in old community church cookbooks.
I have a soft spot for this cake, that’s for sure.
This Raisin Oatmeal Sheet Cake is moist, cinnamon-y and oat-y. Those are totally words, right? Oh, and have I talked about the icing yet? The gooey toasted brown sugar and coconut icing? Well, let’s just say it’s the icing on the cake…the perfect topping for this delicious oatmeal sheet cake.
Raisin Oatmeal Sheet Cake
- 1 1/4 cups boiling water
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup raisins
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp milk or cream
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup flaked coconut
Making the cake:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare a 9x9 baking pan, by lightly oiling it or lining it with parchment paper.
Add the oats to the hot water, and let sit for at least 5 minutes. Set aside.
With a mixer cream together the butter and brown sugar.
Add the eggs, mixing them in one at a time.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and combine.
Stir in the oats.
Then add the raisins.
Transfer the batter to the prepared baking tin and bake for 50 - 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
Making the topping:
When the cake is 5 minutes from being done, you can make the topping.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan, then add the cream, sugar and coconut. Combine and remove from heat.
Once the cake is done baking, spread the topping on the cake, then put the cake under broil in your oven for about one minute. Just enough to lightly toast the coconut.
Recipe from Robin Hood
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I hope you love this recipe as much as we do!
Have a delicious day!