Monday, April 14, 2014
Chocolate Oatmeal Cake
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup butter or hard margarine, cut into cubes
1 cup boiling water
2 large eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose (plain) flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Place the oats and butter in a large bowl, Pour water over top and let stand for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.
Preheat oven to 350◦F. Grease an 8x8 inch square pan.
Add eggs, sugar, and vanilla to oat mixture. Add remaining ingredients. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
This is a really quick and easy snack cake recipe, but the name can be deceiving - it certainly isn't breakfast food! It is not overly sweet and decadent, but tasty and moist, with the flavor of dark chocolate. You may need to add a splash of milk to the batter. Next time I am sure my mother will add some chocolate chips as well.