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Fabulous Oatmeal-Bran Cake

"Incredibly moist cake is also great for muffins. Very light-it will disappear very quickly."
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servings 148 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 - 8 or 9 inch layer cake)

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  1. Pour boiling water over oats and bran cereal, and let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients, and add oat mixture to them. Pour into two 8 or 9 inch pans.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 148 calories; 4.9 g fat; 25 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g protein; 16 mg cholesterol; 114 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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  1. 52 Ratings

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Moist and light. I substituted the shortening with vanilla yogurt and a tbsp of oil, and it turned out great too.

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Sorry but mine turned out dense and 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 th...

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Moist and light. I substituted the shortening with vanilla yogurt and a tbsp of oil, and it turned out great too.

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 m...

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...

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 shredd...

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 ...

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 can...

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.

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.

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. Th...