This spicy, chocolate chip oatmeal cake is very easy to make, and has a chewy texture. The ingredients are mixed in a saucepan.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch cake
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 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 a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • In a large saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the quick oats. Cover and let stand for a few minutes, until the water is absorbed. While still warm, stir in the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Mix until the butter is melted, then stir in the eggs. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, stir into the oatmeal mixture. Fold in the coconut, 1 cup of the chocolate chips and the nuts. Pour into the prepared pan, and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the top.

  • Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake springs back when lightly touched.

Nutrition Facts

229 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 34.2g; fat 10.2g; cholesterol 25.7mg; sodium 146.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
Delicious! Followed the recipe exactly. I checked it at 35 minutes but it wasn't quite done so I baked it a few minutes longer. I didn't use icing but served it slightly warmed with vanilla ice cream. YUM! Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2010
This was very different. The recipe said the cake was spicy so I only used half the cinnamon because I have a sensitive stomach. I added the optional nut (chopped pecans). This tasted like a mix of an oatmeal cookies a chocolate chip cookie and a blonde brownie. It is both soft and chewy like a cake cookie and a brownie. It tastes good but I think the name is a little misleading in taste and texture. It did bake up nicely. However I think I will be sharing this with some kids down the street. As this is a little too many sweets mixed together for me with the 2 cups of sugar and full 12oz bag of chocolate chips it took to make it. I am sure though those kids will enjoy it. Read More
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2011
Delicious! Followed the recipe exactly. I checked it at 35 minutes but it wasn't quite done so I baked it a few minutes longer. I didn't use icing but served it slightly warmed with vanilla ice cream. YUM! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2008
This is a very dense moist and chewy cake that almost has the consistency of a brownie. It's delicious! Does need an additional 5-10 minutes to fully bake. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2009
I thought this was great - something different then the norm with a lot of different textures and tastes. Our family loved it! We did have to bake it about 7 min longer then listed. Wouldn't change it. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2011
I omitted the white sugar entirely added some extra chocolate chips and used the coconut (toasted) on top of the cake instead of in the batter. True to its name this cake was surprisingly quick to make. Since I halved the recipe my bake time was 23 min. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2011
My new favorite cake. Perfect chewy texture with the burst of chocolate and subtle cinnamon flavor. I topped this with a cream cheese frosting with mini chocolate chips mixed in and it was absolutely fabulous! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2007
I tried this recipe as an easier variation to chocolate chip coconut cookies and it is good! This cake has a nice chewy texture good flavor and is simple to make. My only issue was that I had to bake it a bit longer than the listed time; I only hope I can try to make the recipe a little healthier too. Read More
(3)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2011
This cake was excellent! We added Cool Whip for frosting.. DELICIOUS Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2009
easy and delicious! Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2012
wonderfully easy and so good. we found it a little too sweet with cream cheese frosting but agree it would be wonderful warm from the oven with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2010
This was very different. The recipe said the cake was spicy so I only used half the cinnamon because I have a sensitive stomach. I added the optional nut (chopped pecans). This tasted like a mix of an oatmeal cookies a chocolate chip cookie and a blonde brownie. It is both soft and chewy like a cake cookie and a brownie. It tastes good but I think the name is a little misleading in taste and texture. It did bake up nicely. However I think I will be sharing this with some kids down the street. As this is a little too many sweets mixed together for me with the 2 cups of sugar and full 12oz bag of chocolate chips it took to make it. I am sure though those kids will enjoy it. Read More
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