This quick and simple recipe makes enough chocolate chip-studded cake to delight a crowd.

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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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  • Mix water and oatmeal in mixing bowl, and let sit 10 minutes.

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  • Add sugars, butter or margarine, and eggs. Mix well.

  • Add flour, baking soda, cocoa, and salt. Blend.

  • Pour into greased and floured 10 x 15 x 1 inch jelly roll pan. Top with chocolate chips and chopped nuts.

  • Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; 8.3 g total fat; 26 mg cholesterol; 138 mg sodium. 31.5 g carbohydrates; 2.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (86)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2004
Extremely easy and quick to make. I use chips only on top and bake in 9 x 13 pan. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2011
Easy moist cake BUT flavour is lack lack lacking. IF I was to make again(not sure that I will)would definitely add cinnamon other reviews suggested and mix in the nuts and chocolate chips. Read More
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102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2004
Extremely easy and quick to make. I use chips only on top and bake in 9 x 13 pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2004
Extremely easy and quick to make. I use chips only on top and bake in 9 x 13 pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2008
Awesom! Followed recipe. Then I tweaked just a tab. The nuts and chocolate chips were added in the mixture and on top. Added 1/2 teaspoon cinamon! Baked it in 9" x 13" pan. I am getting ready to bake this again. I have baked it several times, but it always seems to leave! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2008
Yummy!! A really good cake. I mixed the chocolate chips in and used a 9x13 and baked it about 30 min. Turned out great will be making this again. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
I was hopping on here to add this recipe but darn if it isn't already here! It's EXACTLY like my moms's recipe which she gave to me 18 yrs. ago as a wedding shower gift... I've been consuming it for MUCH LONGER. This is my go to "someone did something nice for me" cake as my kids say....great for potlucks! Some people have even called it brownies! (but's it's totally a 'cake'!) I have just a few comments. Use a 9x13 pan. Never tried in a jelly roll pan but have split the batter into two 8x8. This is the most forgiving recipe ever. I was out of brown sugar last time and used molasses and exta white sugar! Another tip... add the butter right after the 10 minutes and cover the bowl with the oatmeal and butter to make it melt faster. It aslo helps if you leave it out of the fridge much in advance. Some say it's missing something... I see one main thing missing from Mom's recipe. Using a 12oz bag of chips half goes in the batter and the other half on the top! (That's about a 1 cup each) The walnunts make it but with so many having algeriges I omit when taking to an event. Don't try using anything other than "instant" oats. If you try the irish or old fashioned they will give a crunchy or "nuttty" texture so make sure to use the "QUICK" oats. Finally Mom write on her recipe card "will not freeze well... doesn't last long!" If you find this recipe dense or not moist you did something wrong... enjoy! (Hey it has oatmeal... so it's vitrually healthy!!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2003
Fabulous! Easy to make not too sweet. Very moist and delicious. I made 2 8" cakes with favorable results. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
This has long been a family favorite. It is best served warm and with vanilla ice cream. A great treat for those who do not like frosting. I had lost this recipe and it is wonderful to find. Thanks for posting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
Great recipe, especially for new cake bakers. Extremely easy and quick to make, and came out very moist. I tried Darrol J. Unruh's suggestion below of adding a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and it was the perfect amount to add to the chocolaty taste. I had no nuts to add, but I used a full bag of chocolate chips, half mixed in the batter and the rest layered on top. Handy recipe for a last minute dessert, would bake again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2015
This is a really good base snack cake recipe that you can easily play around with. To make it a (tad) healthier, I usually reduce the butter to 1/4 cup and add 1/4 cup cinnamon applesauce. I also reduce the brown sugar to 1/2 cup and the white sugar to 2/3 cup, and add 1 teaspoon vanilla for flavoring. Finally, I omit the nuts (kids don't like them), use 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips mixed in with the batter and 1/4-1/2 cup mini chocolate chips sprinkled on top. I also used hersheys special dark cocoa in the last batch and it was extra yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2011
Definitely not the most eye-catching dessert, but the taste more than makes up for the less-than-appealing appearance. I made this into a layer cake, covering it with a peanut butter frosting, and it was to die for! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2011
Easy moist cake BUT flavour is lack lack lacking. IF I was to make again(not sure that I will)would definitely add cinnamon other reviews suggested and mix in the nuts and chocolate chips. Read More
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