This cake is great. Obviously I'm going to say that because I'm taking the time to share it with you, but really though, it's a very nice cake. It is the perfect cross between a standard snack cake and a delicious dessert. Usually I save oatmeal for cookies, so the idea of using oats in a cake intrigued me. It adds a chewy-ness to it that I just can't get enough of. Also if you ever bake at home, you probably have all of these things already, just patiently waiting for you to make them into this lovely cake. So it makes it that much easier to put together!
The cake is so grrrr-eat you can have it for breakfast, even after adding cream cheese frosting. I mean I did, so you can, it's ok. Or you can make this cake and bring it to a cookout and it can be the best dessert cake and then you will be forever invited to all the cookouts! You are welcome.
PLEASE, try no to be jealous of my purple tiger tank top. I need to remember more often that I'll probably be in these photos if I am not taking them.
Recipe from the beautiful Baked Explorations book!
oatmeal chocolate chip cake
8oz semi sweet chocolate chips ( I used mini because I love them, you can use whatever you have on hand!)
1 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons of flour, divided
1 cups rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon bourbon
1 stick unsalted butter, cubed and at room temp.
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup of sugar
1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
cream cheese frosting:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter @ room temp
6oz cream cheese @ room temp
1 cup confectioner's sugar
for the cake:
Preheat oven to 375, grease a 9x13 glass or metal baking pan.
In a small bowl toss together chocolate chips and bourbon. Next add 2 tablespoons of flour, toss together. Set aside.
Heat 1 1/4 cups of water to a boil, or microwave it till boiling. Conor has really strong anti-microwave feelings so stovetop is my one and only method. While the water is heating, in a large bowl add your oats, and cubed butter. Once water is boiling, pour over oats and butter. Let stand for a like 15 seconds and then stir together. Let this mixture sit for 25-30 minutes.
Now is the time to catch up on cute small animal videos on youtube, like this one. :)
Next whisk together eggs, both sugars, salt, powder, soda and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Fold your oatmeal mixture, stirring will to have it evenly mixed in. Next fold in remaining flour, then stir in the chocolate chips. Pour into prepared baking pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, or till a tester comes out clean. Let cool completely on a wire wrack.
to make the frosting:
in a large bowl beat butter and cream cheese together with an electric mixer so whips together. Slowly add confectioner's sugar.Beat until it is smooth and creamy. Dollop frosting on to cooled cake and evenly smooth it out!