Saturday, February 6, 2010

Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

  • The good thing about this cake is that it allows you to rationalize: Hmmmmmmmmmm..... I can eat chocolate and sugar because it also has something healthy in it--oatmeal!

    Seriously, this is a great little cake and it's so moist all it really needs is powdered sugar. Or vanilla ice cream. Or whipped cream. But remember, you have that oatmeal to make it healthy, so go ahead.

    3/4 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
    1/2 cup boiling water
    1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    1/4 cup margarine
    6 tablespoons white sugar
    6 tablespoons packed brown sugar (1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons)
    1 egg
    3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Grease an 8 x 8 inch pan. Set oven to 350.

    Pour the hot water over the oatmeal in a large bowl. Stir. Add chocolate chips and let stand for about 20 minutes. In another bowl, cream the sugars and the margarine. Add the egg and beat well. Now add the chocolate-oatmeal mixture and vanilla.

    Mix together the flour baking soda, baking powder and salt.

    Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well.

    Pour into the greased pan and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.


Unknown said...

Sounds yummy, as always. Hope you are doing well in North Carolina!

Ellen said...

Finally!!!!!!!!! I was just about ready to give up hope - didn't think I'd ever see another blog post from you.
So, I take it that you have a computer of your own now?
BTW, the cake recipe sounds like something I might tackle.