This is a great snack cake. Great for lunches. Full of good things.

Carol
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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 and flour one 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • In a large bowl, cream the butter or margarine with the white sugar and the brown sugar. Beat in the egg, then the orange juice, vanilla, and grated orange rind.

  • In another bowl, stir together the flour, oats, salt, ginger, and baking powder. Beat into the orange mixture and then stir in the nuts. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes, or until cake tests done. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow cake to cool. Makes 10 to 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts

162.3 calories; 1.9 g protein; 17.4 g carbohydrates; 28.1 mg cholesterol; 103.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2005
This was easy to make and came out very moist and crumbly. I used cinnamon instead of ginger b/c I didn't have any... it worked perfectly. You should try this! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/24/2008
The batter was very think and hard to spread. The cake came out very dry and crumbly. It fell apart as I took it out of the pan. It didn't rise at all. The flavor was good but the texture was horrible. I wouldn't make this again. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2005
This was easy to make and came out very moist and crumbly. I used cinnamon instead of ginger b/c I didn't have any... it worked perfectly. You should try this! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2004
This was a very tasty easy to make cake. I recommend it highly Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2008
The flavor of this cake is very good but it is crumbly which makes it hard to eat. I used cinnamon instead of ginger b/c another reviewer said they had and cinnamon sounded better to me than ginger. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2010
We added fresh cranberries because we had them and we subbed lemon zest as we had no actual oranges in the house. Also added an orange-liqueur and cream cheese frosting which was delicious! But the cake is really good on its own and we didn't find it excessively crumbly maybe because of the added moisture from the cranberries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2009
This recipe was great! After reading what others had written I added an extra egg to make it a little more moist. That seemed to do the trick. It wasn't crumbly and didn't fall apart as I picked up a piece. I was a little iffy about adding the ginger because I don't normally like ginger but decided to add it anyway. I'm glad I did. I loved the taste! I also didn't add the walnuts. It still didn't really rise very much. The texture reminded me of fudge brownies. I actually liked the texture like that. I will definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2012
This. Was. So. Good. I made it yesterday for the neighbors and they loved it! Definitely will make again. It's soooo perfect! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2014
Pretty good. Hubs commented it wasn't sweet enough; I thought it was fine but I'm not a huge sweet fan and he likes things sweeter than I do. I did add frozen blueberries to this which could have decreased the sweetness. This doesn't remind me of a regular dessert cake but more of a coffee cake; the oatmeal makes it heartier and I think it would be good for breakfast. All in all very easy and I baked it in a Bundt pan since hubs had stolen my 9x13 to defrost chicken in the fridge. I just baked for an hour and it worked perfectly well. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2007
Very tastey but the texture was very crumbly. It fell apart as you tried to lift a piece from the pan. Very messy. I added 1/2 c. dried cranberries. Very good flavor just didn't care for the way it crumbled apart. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/23/2008
The batter was very think and hard to spread. The cake came out very dry and crumbly. It fell apart as I took it out of the pan. It didn't rise at all. The flavor was good but the texture was horrible. I wouldn't make this again. Read More
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