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Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

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I have been longing to try out something using oats. I have this recipe I got thru my mail which claims it’s a recipe of Famous Amos cookies. Whether it’s true or not, I can’t be sure BUT it has oatmeal in its ingredients. I haven’t tried it out yet. Not so much in a mood to bake cookies. But I just think it might turn out scrumptious because  this chocolate oatmeal cake which I tried turned out superb.

This chocolate oatmeal cake from Allrecipes is soft, not dry, just nice. I made few changes in the ingredients. And I only soak half of the oats and topped the cake with chopped walnuts. It tastes great and the best thing is, you know it’s wholesome. Here’s how I made my cake.

Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

1 cup all-purpose flour (I used cake flour)

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

½ cup quick-cooking oatmeal

4 tbsp cocoa powder

1 cup sugar

½ cup boiling water

½ cup milk (I used evaporated milk)

½ cup vegetable oil

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp vanilla essence

1/3 cup chopped walnut

Methods:

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Grease and lined one 8×8 inch pan.
  2. Put half of the oats into a large bowl.  Pour ½ cup boiling water into the oats and set aside to cool.
  3. When oats mixture is cooled, add in milk, vege oil, eggs and vanilla essence. Mix well.
  4. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa. Add in sugar and remaining dry oats.
  5. Add to wet ingredients and mix well. Spread into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
  6. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool, and remove from pan.