This heirloom coconut cinnamon cake is an old family recipe that tastes like your favorite coffee cake! Learn how to make it and indulge in something sweet.
Family traditions can be especially scrumptious. I recently pulled this delicious jewel from the worn wooden recipe box adorning the top of my mother’s inherited antique buffet.
This from-scratch cake recipe has been in my family for four generations. It is a unique, one-of-a-kind dessert that has stood the test of time and remains a favorite go-to confection, perfect for spicing up a rainy day or adding something extra special to a celebration.
- 1 1/3 cups quick oatmeal
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 6 tablespoons of butter
- 1/2 cup of milk
- Pour boiling water over oatmeal. Mix and let stand.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour one 9x13 pan.
- Using a mixer, cream the white and brown sugar with the butter until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla, then beat the mixture. Stir in the softened oatmeal.
- Sift together the flour, soda, and cinnamon.
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir just until combined and the batter has an even consistency.
- Pour batter into the pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Make the glaze.
- Combine the milk, butter and brown sugar in a saucepan, warm and stir frequently until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture just comes to a boil. Then stir in the coconut flakes into the glaze.
- Once the cake has cooled slightly but is still nice and warm, pour the glaze over the cake and spread evenly.
- The glaze will soak into the cake to create a moist, creamy texture. Serve and enjoy!!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 3g
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