Fabulous Oatmeal-Bran Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Fabulous Oatmeal-Bran Cake Recipe

Fabulous Oatmeal-Bran Cake

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"Incredibly moist cake is also great for muffins. Very light-it will disappear very quickly."

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Original recipe makes 2 - 8 or 9 inch layer cake Change Servings


  1. Pour boiling water over oats and bran cereal, and let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients, and add oat mixture to them. Pour into two 8 or 9 inch pans.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes. To make muffins bake about 15 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 17, 2005

Moist and light. I substituted the shortening with vanilla yogurt and a tbsp of oil, and it turned out great too.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 15, 2008

Sorry but mine turned out dense and chewy...is it because I used baking powder instead of soda? Ah well, my toddler thought they were pretty tasty at least. Looks like he'll be the one eating them.

Jan 14, 2006

My family loved these muffins. I used a stick of butter instead of shortening, I cut the sugar in half, and used half whole wheat flour and half unbleached all-purpose flour. I made 12 small muffins and one 9-inch square cake with this- they were small, and the cake was thin (shallow), but they were tasty! The muffins were gone before breakfast was officially done. Next time I will probably add nuts, and maybe raisins.

Apr 13, 2008

People go crazy every time I make this! I often switch out applesauce for the shortening, and it's still wonderfully moist. For something more indulgent, I make a cream cheese icing and decorate with toasted almonds and coconut. This cake is famous!

Feb 18, 2007

I used 1 tsp cinnamon, reduced the sugar to 3/4 c (it had a perfect level of sweetness), used 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 white flour, and added walnuts. It was very good, and I imagine that shredded carrots and/or cream cheese frosting would be delicious.

Dec 06, 2008

This recipe is so nice for a healthy treat. I look forward to having a muffin with coffee in the morning completely guilt free!! I substituted shortning for low fat sour cream with a tablespoon of canola oil, added a teaspoon of vanilla and substituted regular sugar with splenda blend brown and white sugar.

Jan 13, 2008

Great low-carb recipe! I added rasins. Don't worry when the mix feels really thick - as soon as you add the oatmeal & bran it becomes a perfect batter. Plenty sweet and moist.

Nov 26, 2007

I made this tonight trying to find a healthier alternative for Thanksgiving cake. This was fabulos! I added 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 white and brown sugars, and 1/2 cp vanilla ff yogurt w/1 tbsp canola oil. I also added 1 cp shredded zucchini, 1/2 cp raisins and 1/2 cp pecans. Had to bake about 15-20 minutes longer as a muffin so the inside would get done. Great recipe: only 3 points a muffin if you are on Weight Watchers!


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  • Calories
  • 148 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 114 mg
  • 5%

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

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