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Chocolate Oat Snack Cake

A sprinkling of walnuts and chips tops this subtly sweet treat from Bonnie Spaulding, Litchfield, New Hampshire.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine water and oats; let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in oat mixture. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in 1 cup chips.
  • Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with walnuts and remaining chips. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 383 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 241mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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