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Oatmeal Chocolate Cake

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. + standing Bake: 35 min.

Makes

15 servings

I've had this recipe a long time. It's one of my family's favorite desserts, and I still make it often.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • TOPPING:
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 6 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the oats and boiling water. Let stand for 15 minutes or until cooled.
  2. In another large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the oat mixture; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  3. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Combine the topping ingredients; spoon over top of warm cake; broil about 4 in. from heat for 3-4 minutes, or until top is lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 405 calories, 22g fat (12g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 376mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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