This is another recipe that I received in a binder at a wedding shower. And this is another cake I can whip up quickly if I have the ingredients on hand. The great thing is these ingredients are pretty standard in our house. This is one of the moistest cakes I've ever had and it's so good as...um... breakfast. Hey, I drink it with a nice tall glass of milk.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake
1 3/4 cups boiling water
1 cup uncooked oatmeal
1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
2 extra large eggs
1 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cocoa (but can leave out or substitute flavored instant coffee)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cups walnuts (though not at my house!)
6 ounces chocolate chips
Pour boiling water over oatmeal. Let stand ten minutes (I always add the butter while the water is hot so it will melt). Add brown sugar, white sugar. Stir until butter melts. Add eggs and mix well. Sift flour, soda, slat and cocoa togeher. Add to sugar mixture. Mix well. Add 1/2 of chocolate chips. Pour batter into greased and floured 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle remaining chocolate bits and nuts on top. Bake in 350 degree oven about 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Be prepared to have the recipe ready to hand out when you serve this cake.