This is an easy and wholesome cake to bake.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 8x8 inch pan.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together the rolled oats and butter. Mix in boiling water. Set aside to cool.

  • Beat together the brown sugar, eggs and vanilla; add to cooled oat mixture and mix well.

  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa. Add to wet ingredients and mix well. Spread into the prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool, and remove pan.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; 9.1 g total fat; 51 mg cholesterol; 317 mg sodium. 38.4 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2006
Very nice recipe however I did make some changes. First I was running low on brown sugar so I used 3/4 cup brown and 3/4 cup white. Then I added WAY more coco powder then called for. (Probably about 1/2 cup) It turned our great! SOOOO chocolatly and rich. It was great just like that. Didn't even need any icing.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/10/2003
This cake was moist fluffy and even a bit chewy because of the oatmeal. The consistency was excellent but unfortunately there wasn't much favor! Read More
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65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2006
Very nice recipe however I did make some changes. First I was running low on brown sugar so I used 3/4 cup brown and 3/4 cup white. Then I added WAY more coco powder then called for. (Probably about 1/2 cup) It turned our great! SOOOO chocolatly and rich. It was great just like that. Didn't even need any icing.:) Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2006
Very nice recipe however I did make some changes. First I was running low on brown sugar so I used 3/4 cup brown and 3/4 cup white. Then I added WAY more coco powder then called for. (Probably about 1/2 cup) It turned our great! SOOOO chocolatly and rich. It was great just like that. Didn't even need any icing.:) Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2006
This is a great recipe. I substituted applesauce for the butter and added 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1 extra Tablespoon of cocoa powder. It turned out moist and flavorful with a unique texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2005
I replaced the butter with applesauce and added 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. It was moist and delicious. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2003
Sold a lot of these at our harvest barzar. Everyone wanted the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/10/2003
This cake was moist fluffy and even a bit chewy because of the oatmeal. The consistency was excellent but unfortunately there wasn't much favor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2003
I'm surprised at how good this one turned out. I did not have a square pan so I used a round instead. Since I was taking it to a potluck I frosted it lightly as well. It was a hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2003
Great cake! I brought some to work and everyone liked it. It's very moist and so easy to make! It could be topped with whipped cream fruit or frosting if you'd like. I don't think it needs anything. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2005
This is a really easy and fun recipe to make with the kids and - they'll love the end result. For fun I put mini M&Ms on the top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2012
DELICIOUS!! If your cake turns out with not enough flavor switch to a different baking cocoa! I used Ghiradelli and it was absolutely full of chocolate flavor! Also remember that this recipe is lower in calories........... Never use cheap chocolate for baking. That's my opinion - saved at the wrong place. Read More
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