Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cake

3
Carole F

By
@BakersQueen

I have a favorite cookbook that is literally falling apart..pages coming loose, pages even have splatters of batter on them. This cookbook is from the 70's and is my old stand by..one that I go to and know something good is going to come out of it when baked. This is a great little recipe I made the first time for my daughters 6th grade class in the 70's...great little find, it is brownie-like yet a cake...really a moist and delicious treat. Teacher called them brownies and wanted the recipe, so I let her think they were brownies. Brings back memories of my young Mommy days!!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
15

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 c
    semi sweet chocolate chips (1/2 cup goes in batter, 1 cup is for sprinkling on top)
  • 1 1/2 c
    boiling water
  • 1/2 c
    shortening
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract (yes, one tablespoon)
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 Tbsp
    cocoa powder (hershey's)
  • 1 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    walnuts, chopped

How to Make Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Stir together 1/2 cup chocolate chips, oatmeal, boiling water; let stand 10 minutes. Cream shortening, sugars, vanilla, eggs one at a time; beat well. Sift together cocoa, flour, soda, and salt. Combine with cream mixture; add chocolate mixture. Spread into a greased 9X13 cake pan. Over this sprinkle an additional 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
  3. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until done.

    Cool and serve with a scoop of Vanilla Ice cream with whipping cream, if desired. OH, and don't forget the Cherry on top!!! (wink)

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About Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Hashtag: #oatmeal




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