Incredibly moist cake is also great for muffins. Very light-it will disappear very quickly.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
2 - 8 or 9 inch layer 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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  • Pour boiling water over oats and bran cereal, and let stand 10 minutes.

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  • Combine the remaining ingredients, and add oat mixture to them. Pour into two 8 or 9 inch pans.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes. To make muffins bake about 15 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

148 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 25g 8% DV; fat 4.9g 8% DV; cholesterol 15.5mg 5% DV; sodium 114mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (47)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2005
Moist and light. I substituted the shortening with vanilla yogurt and a tbsp of oil, and it turned out great too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/15/2008
Sorry but mine turned out dense and chewy...is it because I used baking powder instead of soda? Ah well my toddler thought they were pretty tasty at least. Looks like he'll be the one eating them. Read More
(5)
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2005
Moist and light. I substituted the shortening with vanilla yogurt and a tbsp of oil, and it turned out great too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2006
My family loved these muffins. I used a stick of butter instead of shortening I cut the sugar in half and used half whole wheat flour and half unbleached all-purpose flour. I made 12 small muffins and one 9-inch square cake with this- they were small and the cake was thin (shallow) but they were tasty! The muffins were gone before breakfast was officially done. Next time I will probably add nuts and maybe raisins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2008
People go crazy every time I make this! I often switch out applesauce for the shortening, and it's still wonderfully moist. For something more indulgent, I make a cream cheese icing and decorate with toasted almonds and coconut. This cake is famous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2007
I used 1 tsp cinnamon reduced the sugar to 3/4 c (it had a perfect level of sweetness) used 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 white flour and added walnuts. It was very good and I imagine that shredded carrots and/or cream cheese frosting would be delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2008
This recipe is so nice for a healthy treat. I look forward to having a muffin with coffee in the morning completely guilt free!! I substituted shortning for low fat sour cream with a tablespoon of canola oil added a teaspoon of vanilla and substituted regular sugar with splenda blend brown and white sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2007
I made this tonight trying to find a healthier alternative for Thanksgiving cake. This was fabulos! I added 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 white and brown sugars and 1/2 cp vanilla ff yogurt w/1 tbsp canola oil. I also added 1 cp shredded zucchini 1/2 cp raisins and 1/2 cp pecans. Had to bake about 15-20 minutes longer as a muffin so the inside would get done. Great recipe: only 3 points a muffin if you are on Weight Watchers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2007
This was great--very moist and I loved the texture from the bran and oatmeal. I added a tsp of vanilla like others suggested. Also I used quick oats and regular All Bran. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2008
Great low-carb recipe! I added rasins. Don't worry when the mix feels really thick - as soon as you add the oatmeal & bran it becomes a perfect batter. Plenty sweet and moist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2004
I used this recipe to make wonderful oatmeal bran muffins. I usually don't make changes to a recipes without trying it first. However I added an extra 2/3 Cup flour to thicken the batter. The end result was enjoyed by all. Read More
(13)
Rating: 1 stars
09/15/2008
Sorry but mine turned out dense and chewy...is it because I used baking powder instead of soda? Ah well my toddler thought they were pretty tasty at least. Looks like he'll be the one eating them. Read More
(5)