chocolate snacking cake

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

All of your sweeties will love this chocolate snacking cake!  This sweet & tender cake is packed with nutritionally rich foods like oats, cocoa powder, walnuts and semi-sweet chocolate… what’s not to love?

1 cup uncooked oatmeal
1 3/4 cups boiling water
½ cup butter cut into small cubes & softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3 eggs
1 ¾ cups flour
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups chocolate chips
¾ cups walnuts, chopped

1.) Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease and flour a 9x13 glass dish and set aside.
2.) In a mixing bowl, pour boiling water over oatmeal. Let stand for 10 minutes.
3.) Add the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar; stirring until butter is melted.
4.) Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
5.) Sift flour, cocoa and baking soda together. Add to batter; mix well. Stir in half {1 cup} of the chocolate chips. Pour into the pan.
6.) Sprinkle walnuts and remaining cup of chocolate chips on top.
7.) Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center come out clean.

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