Bigger/Best Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

Pegge Tennant


This recipe uses more oats and boiling water than most oatmeal cake recipes, and it is more moist and the best I have ever had.

★★★★★ 2 votes
Serves 12-15
30 Min
40 Min


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2 1/4 c
boiling water
1 1/2 c
quaker oats
6 oz
hershey's semi-sweet or milk chocolate morsels - your choice
1 1/2 c
white granulated sugar
3 large
3/4 c
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
2 1/4 c
1 c
chopped nuts - i prefer pecans, walnuts work


10 Tbsp
3/4 c
brown sugar
3/4 c
evaporated canned milk or table cream
3/4 c
3/4 c
chopped pecans or walnuts - same kind you used in the cake
1 tsp

How to Make Bigger/Best Chocolate Oatmeal Cake


  • 1CAKE:
    Pour boiling water over the oats, add chocolate chips, and let stand until cool. Mix together while cooling.
  • 2Mix together white sugar, brown sugar, eggs and butter.
  • 3Add to the sugar, butter, egg mixture (step 2) baking powder, vanilla, flour, and nuts.

    Add the cooled oatmeal mixture to batter and stir until well blended.
  • 4Bake cake batter at 350' in a 9"x13" greased pan, about 40-45 minutes. Test to see if done.
  • 5While cake is baking, mix together the Topping ingredients.

    Boil these ingredients in a saucepan for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

    Pour Topping over the cake when cake is done and has had a chance to cool a little.

    Serve with whipped cream or ice cream. It is delicious.

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About Bigger/Best Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #coconut, #oatmeal, #pecans

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