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Chocolate Oatmeal Cake Recipe

Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 8x8 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the rolled oats and butter. Mix in boiling water. Set aside to cool.
  3. Beat together the brown sugar, eggs and vanilla; add to cooled oat mixture and mix well.
  4. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa. Add to wet ingredients and mix well. Spread into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool, and remove pan.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 07, 2006

Very nice recipe, however I did make some changes. First, I was running low on brown sugar, so I used 3/4 cup brown, and 3/4 cup white. Then, I added WAY more coco powder then called for. (Probably about 1/2 cup) It turned our great! SOOOO chocolatly and rich. It was great just like that. Didn't even need any icing. :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 10, 2003

This cake was moist, fluffy, and even a bit chewy because of the oatmeal. The consistency was excellent, but unfortunately there wasn't much favor!

May 09, 2006

This is a great recipe. I substituted applesauce for the butter and added 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1 extra Tablespoon of cocoa powder. It turned out moist and flavorful with a unique texture.

Feb 02, 2005

I replaced the butter with applesauce and added 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. It was moist and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

May 08, 2003

Sold a lot of these at our harvest barzar. Everyone wanted the recipe.

May 08, 2003

I'm surprised at how good this one turned out. I did not have a square pan, so I used a round instead. Since I was taking it to a potluck, I frosted it lightly as well. It was a hit.

May 08, 2003

Great cake! I brought some to work and everyone liked it. It's very moist and so easy to make! It could be topped with whipped cream, fruit or frosting if you'd like. I don't think it needs anything.

Jan 22, 2005

This is a really easy and fun recipe to make with the kids and - they'll love the end result. For fun I put mini M&Ms on the top.


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  • Calories
  • 240 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 317 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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