Double-Whammy Oatmeal-Choco Cake

Double whammy?

Yep. It has cake in the name, so it qualifies as a dessert, AND it has oatmeal in it so it qualifies as breakfast food!

Ya can’t beat that.

And I love cake and pie for breakfast.

So I love this.

And it’s easy to make.

And it comes from Susan Sherman at Justapinch.

So all that makes it a winner!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 3/4 C boiling water
  • 1 c quick cooking oats
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 butter, softened (melted makes it easier to incorporate)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 3/4 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 20 oz pkg chocolate chips
  • 3/4 c walnuts, chopped (or any other you like)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place the oats in a large bowl and pour the boiling water over and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Add sugars and butter then eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition.
  3. Sift or whisk together the flour,  soda, cocoa and salt, and then add to the wet ingredients.
  4. Stir in half the chips. (I used 2/3 of the bag but didn’t add the rest on top–I was going to use it for breakfast food after all! :)
  5. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 baking pan and sprinkle with the rest of the chips if desired, and the nuts.
  6. Bake at 350┬░ for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. (It may be a bit wet. I turned off the oven, propped the door open with a wooden spoon, and left it about 30 minutes. It was still gooey but perfect when I cut it the next morning.)

Serves: Don’t you know by now not to ask me that when it comes to desserts?

**If using as a dessert, a nice sifting of powdered sugar might be nice. Or a dollop of whipped cream.

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