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Irish Oatmeal Cake

History For Irish Oatmeal Cake

An oatcake is a flatbread that resembles a cracker or biscuit and, in some cases, resembles a pancake.

Oatcakes have been attested in Scotland from at least the Roman conquest of Britain in AD 43, and most likely much earlier.

Oatcakes have also been described as “for centuries the mainstay of Scottish bread.” 

Ingredients For Irish Oatmeal Cake

CAKE:

  • 1 c. old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 1/4 c. boiling water
  • 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 c. dark brown sugar
  • 2 lb. eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

TOPPING Irish Oatmeal Cake

  • 6 T. unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2/3 c. dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 c. flaked coconut
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instruction For Irish Oatmeal Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. A 9 x 13-inch baking pan should be greased and floured.
  2. Pour boiling water over oats in a small bowl and set aside for 20 minutes.
  3. Set aside flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium mixing basin.
  4. Lightly whisk butter, granulated sugar, and 1 cup brown sugar in a large mixing basin until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and vanilla extract. Add the oatmeal mixture and the flour mixture and beat until fully incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. In the prepared baking pan, spread the batter evenly.
  5. 30–35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. In the meantime, prepare the topping: Cream the butter and brown sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until creamy. Combine walnuts, coconut, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
  7. Take the cake out of the oven. Preheat the oven to broil mode. Pour the topping over the hot cake and smooth it out evenly.
  8. Broil for 1-2 minutes at 6 inches from the fire, or until bubbling and light golden brown.
  9. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream while it’s still warm.

Nutrition Info For Irish Oatmeal Cake

Calories 150 Carbs 27g
Fat 3g Protein 4g

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