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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

I first started making this cake when my husband was stationed with the military in California. Now, 20 years later, I've prepared it all across the country and in Germany. Chocolate lovers especially rave about this recipe!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts


  • 1. In a bowl, pour water over oatmeal. Allow to stand 10 minutes. Add sugars and butter, stirring until the butter melts. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Sift flour, soda, cocoa and salt together. Add to batter. Mix well. Stir in half the chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle top of cake with walnuts and remaining chips. Bake at 350° for about 40 minutes. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 494 calories, 22g fat (11g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 258mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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fpkruse User ID: 4717227 39071
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2010

"I have made this recipe for 40 years - it is so moist, keeps well, simple."

fatma9 User ID: 3599859 37146
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

"Ithink it is delecious"

MyrnaAndrews User ID: 1062772 201548
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2009

"I've made this cake for over 30 years now. It is still a favorite in our family. It is always a hit at potlucks.

An eastern Colorado mom"

#1rodeo mom User ID: 3742055 40896
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2009

"I received this recipe from my neighbor twelve years ago its a favorite. Always requested for birthdays."

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