Sometimes, all you need is a simple and comforting dessert that requires minimal effort but delivers maximum satisfaction. That’s where our Lazy Day Oatmeal Cake comes to the rescue. This delightful treat combines the wholesome goodness of oats with the sweet indulgence of cake, creating a perfect harmony of flavors and textures. Whether you’re pressed for time or simply looking for a cozy dessert to enjoy on a lazy afternoon, this cake is the answer. So, gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and let’s bake up some comforting goodness.
Ingredients You’ll Need:
For the Cake:
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 1/4 cups boiling water
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the Topping:
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (such as pecans or walnuts)
- Prepare the Oats: In a medium-sized bowl, pour the boiling water over the oats. Stir to combine, and then let them sit for about 20 minutes to soften and cool.
- Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking dish or a similarly sized baking pan.
- Cream the Butter and Sugar: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, using a hand mixer or a stand mixer.
- Add Eggs and Vanilla: Beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next. Then, mix in the vanilla extract.
- Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt.
- Mix Dry Ingredients with Wet Ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the butter and sugar mixture, mixing until well combined.
- Add Oats: Gently fold in the soaked oats into the batter until evenly distributed.
- Pour into Baking Dish: Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking dish, spreading it evenly.
- Prepare the Topping: In a separate bowl, combine the brown sugar, melted butter, evaporated milk, shredded coconut, and chopped nuts. Mix until well blended.
- Add Topping: Drizzle the topping mixture evenly over the cake batter in the baking dish.
- Bake: Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, and the cake is golden brown.
- Cool and Serve: Allow the Lazy Day Oatmeal Cake to cool in the pan for a while before slicing and serving. It’s fantastic served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
Enjoy this simple yet scrumptious Lazy Day Oatmeal Cake that’s sure to become a family favorite for its ease and deliciousness. Perfect for those moments when you want a little sweetness without the hassle.
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