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