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Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

Writes Deborah Sheehan of East Orland, Maine, "Chocolate Oatmeal Cake is a treat—it's so moist and is topped with scrumptious coffee frosting."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • COFFEE FROSTING:
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream, warmed
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine water and oats. Sprinkle with chocolate chips (do not stir); let stand for 20 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in oat mixture. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, dissolve coffee granules in cream; set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter until smooth. Beat in vanilla and salt. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in enough of the coffee mixture to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cake.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 560 calories, 21 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 494 mg sodium, 91 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.
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