Monday, July 19, 2010

Recipe Review: The Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake

Are you ready for a simple, chocolaty, delicious snack cake that will take your breath away?  Well, look no further because THIS would be a crowd-pleaser!

Note:  I cut this second piece for photographing purposes and *sacrificed* by eating it as I didn't want all that yummy goodness to go to waste!

This recipe was adapted from one that I found on All  I LOVE that you can type in the words "oatmeal cake" and the first recipe in the list is exactly what you need!

Here's my version of the recipe:
1 1/3 cups boiling water
3/4 cup oats (I used quick cooking)
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 whole eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips, divided

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).  Grease a 9"x13" pan and set aside.
2.  Combine water & oats together and let sit for 10 minutes.
3.  Add butter & sugars and stir until mixed well (i.e. no clumps of butter left).
4.  Add eggs and mix well.
5.  Add flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt all at once.  Mix together well to make sure dry and wet ingredients are combined.
6.  Add 1 cup of chocolate chips and fold gently into the batter.
7.  Pour into prepared pan.  Sprinkle 1 cup of chocolate chips over top of batter.
8.  Bake for 30 minutes.

Note: The original recipe called for walnuts which I did not have, but I think they would be a great addition to have sprinkled across the top as well. Also, I used mini-chocolate chips (because that's all I can get here).

Well, there you have it!  This was wonderful served warm.

Happy baking!

1 comment:

  1. this sounds SO GOOD!!!! miss your baking :)


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