Monday, April 14, 2014

Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

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 350F. 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. 

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