Grams Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake

This cake has been a family favorite for decades. I remember many nights with my dad watching the food network while we waited for the icing to finish broiling on top of this delicious cake. It is a really fun dessert to make and is sure to please any house guests or hosts. It is also PAREVE which makes it amazing to bring to shabbat meals!

Me and my beautiful Grams circa ‘98

Ingredients for the Cake: 

1/2 cup margarine 
1 cup GF quick oats
1 1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar 
2 eggs
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour (or GF baking flour)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Icing ingredients:

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup coconut
1/4 cup melted margarine
1/4 cup vanilla soy milk

Place the margarine, oats, and boiling water in a bowl. Mix together a let sit until cool. Add in the rest of the cake ingredients and mix well. Pour in 3 by 9 pan and bake at 325 for 40 minutes. 


Blend sugar and coconut with the margarine. Stir in the milk. Poke holes into hot cake and pour icing over the top of the cake. Broil until bubbly.