Oatmeal Cake With Caramel Icing A wonderful fluffy, moist cake with a great taste!
This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our great cooks, Carina. She’s always coming up with great recipes, and here we have Cari’s Oatmeal Cake. Carina says this cake is very easy to make, and if you’re wondering what it tastes like, well, it’s similar to a carrot cake. It is quite a sweet cake, (Carina’s hubby has a very sweet tooth!) and Carina advises that you reduce the sugar in the frosting to your taste, or leave out completely and make a cream cheese frosting if you don;t like very sweet cakes. It’s up to you! Needless to say, this cake is a hit with Cari’s family and especially hubby, who couldn’t wait to have a slice!
Recipe by Taste Of Homes Magazine and adapted by Carina Duclos
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 – 22 minutes
Yield: 9 x 13 sheet pan (approx 12 – 18 servings)
1-1/4 cups very hot milk
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Apple Sauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
***PLEASE NOTE: This cake is VERY sweet! Feel free to reduce the amount of sugar in the cake ingredients by 1/2 if you prefer not so sweet.
The Caramel Icing
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 to 1/3 cup milk (depending how runny you like your icing)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
*** Please note, you can reduce the sugar quantities by 1/3 to 1/2 according to taste.
You can always try a bit of the cake (from underneath) to taste for sweetness and then you can decide how sweet you would like to make the icing.
1. In a small bowl, pour boiling milk over oats; let stand 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in applesauce and vanilla.
3. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in the oats.
4. Pour into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray.
7. Gradually whisk in milk. Return to a boil. Cook and stir 1 minute.
8. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in vanilla and salt. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth.
9. Immediately spread icing over cake.
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- 1-1/4 cups very hot milk
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup Apple Sauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup to 1/3 milk depending how runny you like your icing
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
In a small bowl, pour boiling milk over oats; let stand 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in applesauce and vanilla.
Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in the oats.
Pour into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray.
Bake 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs.Cool completely on a wire rack.
For icing, in a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
Gradually whisk in milk. Return to a boil. Cook and stir 1 minute.
Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in vanilla and salt. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth.
Immediately spread icing over cake.