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Oatmeal Cake

Oatmeal Cake recipe that is moist, full of oats and easily topped with chocolate chips. This easy cake recipe is made with simple ingredients that yield such a delicious cake, you don't even need frosting!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oatmeal cake
Servings: 24


  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Place the oats in a large bowl and pour the boiling water on top. Let the oats soak for about 10 minutes before adding the other ingredients.
  • Add the eggs, shortening, sugar and brown sugar and mix well. Add the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon and continue to mix until well combined.
  • Pour the batter into a greased 9X13 pan and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven and then sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly on top. Serve immediately or store at room temperature for up to 3-4 days.