Oatmeal Raisin Cake

I don’t know what I was expecting when I decided to try this recipe  – it’s coffee cake’s oaty cousin. This would be a great afternoon cake if you have company coming to visit.

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup raisins (or dates)

Topping Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)

Yield: 9 servings

Preheat oven to 350o

Mix oats and boiling water in a small bowl and let stand. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar, oil and eggs.

In a third bowl, combine the dry ingredients with a whisk. Add the oat mixture into the creamed sugar mixture, mix and then add the dry ingredients. Beat well. Pour into a greased 9” square pan.

In a separate bowl, combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle liberally on top of the batter.

Bake for 30 minutes or until done.

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