Raspberry Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Broiled Glaze

Raspberry Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Broiled Glaze Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

I love trying recipes from old cookbooks. However, when I first saw a similar recipe to this raspberry oatmeal cake with coconut broiled glaze, I was slightly skeptical. I don’t usually think of putting an entire cup of oats into a cake! I was afraid that the cake would be heavy and dense. While it is more dense than your typical cake, you’d never know that all of those oats are hiding in it!

Raspberry Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Broiled Glaze Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

The cake itself is soft and moist. Along with the oats, yogurt and whole wheat flour are tucked away in it to give it a bit more nutritional value, too. Your favorite homemade or store bought raspberry preserves are swirled throughout the batter, so you get a bit of fruit in each bite! I think this cake would work wonderfully with strawberry or blueberry preserves as well. Since I’m all about strawberries, it probably won’t be long before I give it a try!

Raspberry Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Broiled Glaze Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

The glaze is added to the cake in the last little bit of cooking. Shredded coconut is combined with brown sugar, butter, and half & half to create a gooey caramel-like topping with a toasted coconut top. Rich and sweet, this glaze adds great flavor to the nutty oatmeal cake!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Raspberry Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Broiled Frosting
Serves: 10
For the Cake
  • 1½ C boiling water
  • 1 C old-fashioned oats
  • ½ C sugar
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ¼ C butter, softened
  • ¼ C non-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C whole wheat flour
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ C raspberry preserves
For the topping
  • 1¾ C shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened depending on preference)
  • ⅔ C brown sugar
  • ⅓ C butter, melted
  • ¼ C half & half
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray with non-sticking cooking spray and flour a 9x11 or 9x13 inch baking dish. (I used a 9x11)
  2. In a small bowl, stir together boiling water and oats. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with an electric mixer, beat together sugars and butter on medium speed until well-combined. Scrape down sides occasionally.
  4. Beat in yogurt and eggs until smooth. Add flours, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract. Beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and add in oat mixture. Beat until combined.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Spread preserves over the top. With a knife, swirl preserves through the batter.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and turn oven to broil.
  7. Combine all ingredients for the topping in a medium bowl. Spread over hot cake. Return to oven and broil until bubbly and lightly browned. This should take about 2-4 minutes. Watch closely to prevent burning. Remove to a wire rack to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
  8. Serve warm or cooled.

This recipe is adapted from Land O’ Lakes.

Raspberry Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Broiled Glaze Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

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  1. So perfectly gooey! And the coconut raspberry combination is the best!

  2. I think you literally just read my mind. I’ve been thinking that I should make some kind of baked oatmeal for Logan and then here this is!! But I never would have thought of this coconut topping! Looks so good.

  3. Love this oatmeal cake!

  4. That looks SO moist and fluffy, I want like 5 pieces for breakfast.

  5. Jessica, this cake looks so delicious! I would love a piece of this cake for breakfast, love the raspberry and coconut combination! Pinned :)

  6. This looks delicious! Oatmeal cake is my father-in-law’s favorite so I am definitely saving this to make on Father’s Day!

  7. Yum, I love oats and with the raspberry preserves?? That is one awesome combo! Plus that coconut topping is just calling my name…

  8. What a great flavor combo Jessica! Definitely a coconut lover. Pinning!

  9. Oh my goodness that glaze! What a great flavor combination with the raspberry, oatmeal and coconut! I will be pinning this for future reference…

  10. This cake sounds yummy! That is a lot of oats in a cake but I trust you! It looks so moist! Delicious!

  11. This looks like a perfect coffee-time treat – I love that glaze!

  12. I wouldn’t feel bad eating cake for breakfast with this around! Love how much healthy stuff it has in it!

  13. You had me at broiled coconut!

  14. This cake sounds so good! The glaze – love it!

  15. Ohmigosh Jessica, I NEED that glaze!

  16. Sounds delish! I’ve heard of broiled glazes but have never tried one. Yum!

  17. Mmm… all the parts of this cake sound amazing. :) Wishing you the happiest Easter!! :)

  18. This cake is so pretty! I adore the coconut glaze!

  19. You had me at coconut! 😀 This looks fabulous!

  20. This is definitely, absolutely, the kind of retro recipe I adore! And there is no way I could stop eating this if I tried. I’m gonna need a whole cake to myself over here.

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