I had very limited baking supplies in the cupboard, and this cake met all of my search requirements. Given that fact, this cake was excellent! The oatmeal gave it a different texture, but it was a welcome one. Some of the kids wouldn't touch it when I said it had oatmeal in it, but once they did a taste test, they ended up really enjoying it. I didn't tell the adults about the secret ingredient, and only one person guessed it was oatmeal. Since the recipe didn't specify between slow cooked oats or instant oats, I used the instant oats in my cupboard, and it turned out fantastic. It almost dissolved the oats -- I can't figure out why no one could really taste the oatmeal! I added a teaspoon of cinnamon, as suggested, and it gave a wonderful flavor. I had to use Ener-G egg replacement instead of the two eggs because of my son's allergy. I also used an extra teaspoon of cocoa. Wonderful cake! Why only four stars? Because I probably wouldn't bake it again unless I had limited ingredients in the house, plus the standard store-bought frosting made it just okay, and it definitely needs a topping, but I'm not sure what kind would make it fabulous.
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I had very limited baking supplies in the cupboard, and this cake met all of my search...