Friday, June 1, 2012

Saucepan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake with Cinnamon

I have been making saucepan cakes for years and years. You know the kind where you bring your water to a boil add the oats and butter, remove it from the heat and when it has cooled, continue. Using the saucepan as your mixing bowl, hence saucepan cake.

Saucepan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake
adapted from: Bake or Break

1 1/4 c water
1 c rolled oats
1/2 butter
Bring water to a boil, stir in oats and butter. Remove from heat, let cool until lukewarm.

2 eggs, beaten
3/4 c sugar
1 1/4 c brown sugar
Add sugar and eggs to the oat mixture, combine well.

1 1/2 c flour
1/2 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
2 t cinnamon
Stir together in a large bowl, add to the oat mixture, beat by hand until mixture is smooth.

1 1/2 - 2 c chocolate chips - if you are not using mini chips, chop them up a bit, then they won't sink
1/2 t water
2 T flour
Toss the chips with the water to coat, sprinkle with the flour, fold into the cake batter.

Pour into a prepared 9X13 pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until tests done in your oven. Let cool. Make frosting!

4 T butter
4 oz cream cheese
2 c powdered sugar
2 t vanilla
Beat until creamy. Spread over cake and enjoy!

This was one of our desserts from May's Sunday Cafe dinner. We all loved it, it is a keeper!

Recipe rating:  Oh Yes! (will make again)

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Pam said...

I've never heard of a saucepan cake!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

I have never heard of saucepan cake, but it sure sounds like a great idea. Looks pretty good too.
Sue xo

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Yum! So easy and it looks delicioius! Love it with oatmeal!

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

Your cake looks and sounds delicious. I love the method of making it. I had not heard of a saucepan cake before either!

Ioana-Carmen said...

So in love of this! do you wanna follow each other?:X

Kitchen Belleicious said...

wow! beyond delicious! beyond amazing! I love this

Reeni said...

I never made or even heard of a cake like this!??? That's crazy! It looks and sounds scrumptious! I'm intrigued by the method.

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

The concept of a saucepan cake is new to me, but I love it! Thank you for introducing me to something totally new to try! Spotlighting your post on my Facebook page today!