Oatmeal Cake With A Broiled Coconut-Pecan Topping - This is one of those cakes that are suitable to be served as a coffee cake, for brunch, tea, or as a dessert. The decadent topping is what sets this cake apart and takes it over-the-top. Oatmeal cake is one of those vintage cake recipes that needs to be preserved. Why? Because it's so darn delicious!