Old Fort William’s Oatmeal Chocolate Cake

This is an amazing chocolate cake! Our friend Chris made it for us last weekend. Yum!

1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup butter
4 tbsp cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp soda
1 cup flour
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350F
In large mixing bowl, blend rolled oats, boiling water, butter and cocoa. Mix well.
Combine remainder of ingredients, mix until smooth.
Pour into pan (~8 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 2″) and bake for 35 minutes.

Icings that go well: Chocolate, Vanilla, mocha and other coffee flavours.

2 thoughts on “Old Fort William’s Oatmeal Chocolate Cake

  1. I’ve found that the best thing to do with this cake is to forget about it while it’s blending. Prepare the pan with some butter and sprinkle of cocoa, or clean some of the dishes, or chat on the phone.

    I think it lets the oatmeal “plump” a little longer :)

  2. I’ve made oatmeal cookies before but never with boiling water. I tried your recipe and it turned out fantastic. I think the boiling water softens up the oatmeal a bit which gives the cookie a unique texture. I love the simplicity of this recipe !

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