German Oat Cake

German Oat Cake Recipe

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Marjorie Milligan


An old recipe from my recipe files from the 1960's.


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1-1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup butter
1 4-ounce bar german chocolate
1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon bskng soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 eggs


6 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup light cream
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans

How to Make German Oat Cake


  • 1In a medium mixing bowl pour the boiling water over the oats. Add butter and chocolate.
    Let stand 20 minutes. Blend well.
  • 2In a large mixing bowl mix together flour, sugar, soda and salt. Stir in brown sugar.
  • 3Add eggs and oat mixture. Beat at low speed until just well blended.
  • 4Pour into a greased and floured 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan.
  • 5Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes.
  • 6For topping mix brown sugar, butter and cream in a small pot. Bring to a boil while stirring. Reduce heat and simmer 2 - 3 minutes until slightly thickened.
  • 7Add pecans. Spread topping evenly over the hot cake.
  • 8Broil 4-5 inches from heat for 1 minute or until bubbly. Serve warm or cold.

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About German Oat Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom

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