Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cake

We haven't had many snacks in our house since both of our girls are never there.  It seems like when I have something, it lasts forever so the assortment of things to eat at my house are limited.  Sunday I wanted to make something sweet.  I had apples but was too lazy to make a crust or peel apples.  Pitiful, I know.  I also didn't want to buy any ingredients. 

I remembered I had a delicious recipe for Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cake in a little cookbook called Comfort Foods - Beta Sigma Phi.  It has wonderful recipes in it!  And a book called "Comfort Foods" would be MY kind of cookbook, that's for sure.

This cake is heavy - more like a zucchini cake or carrot cake.  It's also moist and lightly chocolatey.  I love it!  You all know how much I love Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal and this cake has similar flavors but with more of a dessert feel to it.  Its also something you can make with ingredients from your pantry. 

You certainly don't taste the oatmeal.  The oatmeal just gives it a dense, moist texture that I love!  And a little oatmeal is never a bad thing, right?

Here's how I made Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake AT HOME MY WAY:

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cake
  • 1 3/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened margarine/butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa
  • 3/4 cup nuts (optional)
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
Pour boiling water over oats in a large bowl.  Let stand for 10 minutes.  Stir a little. Add to the oats/water, the white sugar, margarine, brown sugar and eggs.  Mix well.  Add in flour, salt, baking soda, cocoa and mix well.  Add nuts and half the chocolate chips.  Mix well.  Pour into greased/floured or sprayed 10 x 15 inch cake pan.  sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top.  Bake at 350 degrees (preheated) for 30-40 minutes or until cake tests done.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a great old-fashioned cake! I think I'd eat a big slice for breakfast (don't tell)!



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