Squeaking in my own Leftover Tuesdays entry just under the wire, here is Chocolate Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cake. Are you saying "huh"? Me too. My sister once mentioned that she should find a recipe for leftover Oatmeal, and four years later I've finally decided to post one for her. I personally don't like oatmeal, but add some chocolate, turn it into a cake, and it's edible. My sister's oatmeal is cooked plain, two parts boiling water to one part oatmeal, and her family adds cream and sugar as they like it, so that's the cooked oatmeal I've used in my recipe.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cake is kind of based on an Amish recipe I found many years ago. I've altered some things, added others, and finally decided I like this recipe. I've used leftover oatmeal here, but the original called for cooking the oatmeal right before you make the cake. I have to admit though, I've seen the other entries for Leftover Tuesdays, and to be honest - leftover oatmeal seems a little pedestrian compared to the other dishes! My mother always told me I was a peasant at heart, and I suppose it's definitely true when it comes to food. And I suppose I should admit that I eat this cake for breakfast (we call it the breakfast cake, which Mr. Chef says is just wrong).
Leftover Tuesdays Chocolate Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cake
8x12 or 9x13 cake or casserole pan, greased
40 to 50 minutes
2 cups cooked oatmeal (OR 1 cup quick, NOT instant, oatmeal plus 1 3/4 cups boiling water)
1/3 cup melted margarine or butter
1/3 cup applesauce
3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 heaping Tbsp. cocoa (unsweetened)
1 3/4 cup unsifted all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the leftover oatmeal, melted margarine and applesauce until well blended. Add sugars and cocoa and stir well. Beat in the eggs. Add the flour, baking soda and salt over top of the oatmeal mixture, then blend it all together. Stir in the chocolate chips. Pour it all into the prepared 8x12 or 9x13 pan, and bake at 350 degrees for about 40 to 50 minutes. It's done when the sides start to pull away from the sides of the pan and a knife inserted near the middle comes out clean. Easy as ...err ... leftover oatmeal cake?