Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

This cake is another one of my grandma’s recipes passed down to me. This is a light, moist, and rich cake. I made the five cakes shown in the pictures by doubling this recipe. This cake is so good I made one round double layer and a mini double layer for my boyfriend’s boss’ birthday! She insisted on bananas being in her cake so I put the bananas on top of the fudge first layer before adding the second layer. The other square cake was made for pay day treats at work and the two other minis were made for a co-worker’s birthday and my parents. If you prefer to make a layer cake or a round cake, springform pans work great because the batter is so thick it won’t leak through when baked.  My big layer cake fell apart a little bit when I tried to layer them because they were in regular cake pans simply greased and floured. If you don’t have a springform pan and you want to make a circle cake definitely line the pan with parchment paper and grease it so it is easy to remove. All the mini circle cakes were made in springform pans. This cake is so good I had to make it for four different occasions. Easy to make and very enjoyable. 🙂




  • 1 1/2 cps. boiling water
  • 1 cp. quick oatmeal
  • 1 cp. butter
  • 1 cp. brown sugar
  • 1 cp. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cp. cocoa
  • 1 1/3 cp. flour

Fudge Frosting:

  • 1/2 cp. sugar
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1/4 cp. milk
  • 6 T butter
  • 6 Oz. chocolate chips
  • 1 cp. coconut (optional)
  • 1 cp. nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Boil the water in a pan or glass measuring cup in the microwave. Place oatmeal and butter in a medium size bowl. Pour boiling water over oatmeal and butter, let stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl and add oatmeal mixture and mix well.
  4. Bake in a 9×13 greased pan for 30-40 minutes.
  5. While the cake is baking make the fudge frosting by mixing then melting all ingredients together over the stove or in the microwave. Stir well.
  6. When cake comes out, spread the frosting over the cake and return to the oven for about two minutes until the frosting bubbles. (This will make the frosting harden after cooling)
  7. Cool completely before cutting. (If it does not cool completely before cutting then the cake will far apart.

















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