German Oat Cake

German Oat Cake

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Marjorie Milligan


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


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20 Min
40 Min


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

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

How to Make German Oat Cake


  1. In a medium mixing bowl pour the boiling water over the oats. Add butter and chocolate.
    Let stand 20 minutes. Blend well.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mix together flour, sugar, soda and salt. Stir in brown sugar.
  3. Add eggs and oat mixture. Beat at low speed until just well blended.
  4. Pour into a greased and floured 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes.
  6. For 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.
  7. Add pecans. Spread topping evenly over the hot cake.
  8. Broil 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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