Oatmeal cake

Oatmeal cake
This cake has the distinctive and delicious flavour of old-fashioned rolled oats, also known as oatmeal.

In the basic cake recipe, part of the flour is replaced with oats, which have been toasted, then blended.
35,483 24.3/5 for 35 ratings
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Last modified on: September 20th 2017

For 3 cakes, you will need:

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18 min.50 min.1 hour 8 min.
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A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
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Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Spread 300 g rolled oats in a thin, even layer over a sheet of cooking parchment laid on a baking sheet.

Toast in the oven for 10 minutes.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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At the end of this time (do watch for the colour and don't let them get too brown), take them out of the oven and leave to cool.

When cold, blend the toasted oats to a floury consistency.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Use a whisk to mix the oats into 450 g flour and 600 g caster sugar.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Put into a food-processor bowl, then add 12 eggs, 750 g butter and 3 pinches salt.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Mix well.

Stage 6
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Stop beating once the mixture appears smooth and evenly mixed.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Put the mixture into a loaf tin or mould.

Stage 8 - 40 min.
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Bake for about 40 minutes.

Check if the cake is cooked after 30 minutes.

Stage 9
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Leave to cool on a wire rack before eating.


If, like Louise, you really like the flavour of oats, you can increase the weight and take off the same weight of flour.

For an even more rustic flavour, use brown cane sugar.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
11,610 Kcal or 48,609 Kj163 gr1,136 gr713 gr
581 %63 %107 %108 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
430 Kcal or 1,800 Kj6 gr42 gr26 gr
22 %2 %4 %4 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,870 Kcal or 16,203 Kj54 gr379 gr238 gr
194 %21 %36 %36 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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This recipe uses (among others)
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: "BN style" chocolate-filled biscuits, Boulangère potatoes, Harvest Gratin, Walnut short bread, Flognarde, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard , Cannelés, Meringues, Pain perdu, Breton apple and rhubarb tart , ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Almond tuiles, Rum babas, French onion soup, Peanut rolls, Béarnaise sauce, ... All
Rolled oatsRolled oats: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Oat shortbread biscuits, Granola, Cranachan, Moist cereal bars, Chocolate cereal bars, ... All

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