Mixed Berry Oatmeal Cake

This Mixed Berry Oatmeal Cake was was actually planned for a later posting, but it was so good I had to post it right away.

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Cake | Bakers Royale

I brought this to Matt’s birthday picnic over the weekend and his sister went crazy for it—and admittedly, more so than what should have been the star of the day–Matt’s  birthday cake—the Coconut Cream Cake. But in my defense, because I feel like I must, they are two very different types of cake, one being very subtly-sweet with bright bursts of berries and the other being much richer. More on this later in the week when I post the Coconut Cream Cake.

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Cake | Bakers Royale

For now, let me just say, this Mixed Berry Oatmeal Cake is awesome. As I mentioned, the sweetness is subtle, so subtle I think it would be great for afternoon tea or a breakfast cake. And what I really love is how the oatmeal in the batter adds such a tenderness to the cake. Along with all of that, you can’t beat an easy-to-make cake that doesn’t require a stand mixer or heavy elbow grease for mixing.

The original recipe is actually for a Butterscotch Chip Oatmeal Cake from Better Homes and Gardens, but to see the modifications I made and other notes for flipping the cake to what you see above,  hit the jump  here. 

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Cake


Serves 16-20

  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 ¾ cups boiling water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, cut up and softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz. blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 oz. raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans


Preparation: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover a 10 inch round pan with bake spray and dust with flour.

  1. For the remainder of the recipe click here. Keep in mind this recipe is an adaptation, so follow the instructions accordingly,
  2. To add the two berry ratios (rather than the butterscotch chips) at the end by dropping them on top of the batter along with the pecans. The berries will slightly sink during baking.
  3. The original recipe uses a 13x9x2 pan, I used a 10 inch round pan. If you do the same, increase the bake time to approximately 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs (not wet batter). You’ll want to start checking for doneness at about 55 minutes.


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  1. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonDimi says

    Nice variation with blackberries & raspberries . You put fruits on top of your uncooked blend ?
    Could I use other fruits? Do you have any idea?
    Thanks for recipe…

  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonTy says

    This looks amazing and I do plan on trying the recipe. However, just wishing you had put the complete recipe on you blog instead of sending us to another site for part of the other recipe……you do an amazing job with your photography…why would we ever want to leave your site! :-)

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAlex says

    This is what I love about oats, the myriad of different delicious recipes that can be made with them. Those mixed berry oatmeal cakes look really tasty. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonKrista @ Joyful Healthy Eats says

    Love the fun burst of tart berries in this cake! Perfect for a birthday cake, I’m not a fan of the overly sweet rich ones anyways. :) Pinned

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAngelyn @ Everyday Desserts says

    I’m so intrigued by this! I love love love a good oatmeal topping, so this cake looks like it’s right up my alley!

  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonGraham @ Glazed & Confused says

    You never fail to make my mouth water.

    I love this type of cake. It’s not one that I usually think of making, but everytime I stumble along a recipe I whip one up immediately. With that said, I’m going to make a grocery store run tonight just for this!

  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonCatalina @ Baby on Board says

    I like all the colors and how dense the cake looks, finally a dessert with berries during this cold winter, it instantly brings sunshine to me!

  8. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonDi, Bluebell Cafe says

    What a great looking cake! I have all the ingredients too, am definitely going to make this cake. Thanks x