Oatmeal Cake

My Daughter and I- Oatmeal Cake

 

This may be one of the more surprising successful recipe attempts. After I baked it, I was pretty much resigned to the fact that it was going to be a failure. The ingredients are a little unusual, and, frankly, the cake isn’t very pretty.

But! It’s absolutely delicious! The cake itself is super moist and the brown sugar flavor is prominent and yummy. And the unusual, caramelized topping is delicious. This is a definitely a keeper recipe- everyone loved it. We ate it with a little squirt of whipped cream and that only added to the yumminess.

My Daughter and I- Oatmeal Cake 2

Oatmeal Cake

    • 1 1/2 cups hot water
    • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Topping
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup flake coconut

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine the water and the oatmeal and allow to soak while you prepare the remaining ingredients.

Cream together the butter and both sugars. Beat in the eggs. In another bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add half of the flour to the creamed butter mixture, followed by the soaked oatmeal, then the remaining flour, mixing between additions. Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake until set, 38-42 minutes.

For the topping, turn the oven to broil. Combine the butter, brown sugar and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, while stirring. Boil for one minute. Stir in the coconut. Pour over the cake, spread, then broil for one minute.

Original recipe from Taste and Tell

Jordan 

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Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

My Daughter and I- Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

I mentioned awhile back that I had been baking a lot of cookies – here is another recipe that I tried during that crazy cookie baking time! I was heading down the baking aisle the other day and noticed that all different kinds of chocolate chips were on sale. I was actually looking for peanut butter chips to make these delicious cookies when I found butterscotch chips. There was a recipe on the back of the bag, so I decided to try them. I have never been a huge fan of butterscotch and I’ve never used butterscotch chips, but these cookies were really delicious. I made a few minor changes to the recipe. The butterscotch chips gave the cookies a distinctive flavor and the Heath pieces gave them a great texture. These are definitely sweet and rich cookies.

My Daughter and I- Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies 1

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 2/3 cups butterscotch morsels (11 ounce bag)
1/2 cup Heath Bits O Brickle toffee pieces

Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl. Beat butter sugars, eggs and vanilla in large mixing bowl with paddle attachment until creamy. Gradually add in flour mixture. Stir in oats, morsels and toffee pieces until combined.

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. The cookies will spread, so be sure to leave enough space between cookies.

Bake for 7 – 8 minutes for chewy cookies. Bake for 9 – 10 minutes for crispy cookies. Cool on baking sheets for several minutes and then place on wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 48 cookies.

 

Cindy

Oatmeal Cake

My Daughter and I- Oatmeal Cake

 

This may be one of the more surprising successful recipe attempts. After I baked it, I was pretty much resigned to the fact that it was going to be a failure. The ingredients are a little unusual, and, frankly, the cake isn’t very pretty.

But! It’s absolutely delicious! The cake itself is super moist and the brown sugar flavor is prominent and yummy. And the unusual, caramelized topping is delicious. This is a definitely a keeper recipe- everyone loved it. We ate it with a little squirt of whipped cream and that only added to the yumminess.

My Daughter and I- Oatmeal Cake 2

Oatmeal Cake

    • 1 1/2 cups hot water
    • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Topping
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup flake coconut

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine the water and the oatmeal and allow to soak while you prepare the remaining ingredients.

Cream together the butter and both sugars. Beat in the eggs. In another bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add half of the flour to the creamed butter mixture, followed by the soaked oatmeal, then the remaining flour, mixing between additions. Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake until set, 38-42 minutes.

For the topping, turn the oven to broil. Combine the butter, brown sugar and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, while stirring. Boil for one minute. Stir in the coconut. Pour over the cake, spread, then broil for one minute.

Original recipe from Taste and Tell

Jordan 

Oatmeal Fudge Bars

My Daughter and I- Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Hey! Happy Monday! With our crazy summer schedule (or lack of schedule) and our big backpacking trip, it seemed like we hadn’t been trying many new recipes, which meant we hadn’t been posting very much on our blog. I’m happy to report that we have changed that- we’ve been baking and testing many new recipes. In fact last week we baked a ton, and most of the items will end up posted here- yay for that!

This bar cookie was one of the recipes we made last week, and it was for sure a keeper! I found this recipe on Living Beyond Measure and I knew I had to try it. I love oatmeal and I love chocolate. This recipe puts the two together. Warning! If you’re not a chocolate person, this is not the recipe for you. The gooey, fudgy, chocolate filling is rich and delicious and definitely the star of this recipe.

My Daughter and I- Oatmeal Fudge Bars 2

Oatmeal Fudge Bars
Ingredients:

1 cup butter
2 eggs
2 cups brown sugar
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3 cups oatmeal

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt together:
1 can eagle’s brand sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Mix the butter, eggs and brown sugar. Add vanilla and milk. Slowly incorporate the rest of the dry ingredients.

Mix well. I prefer using a stand mixer since it’s quite thick.

Spread 3/4 of the cookie mixture on the bottom of a greased 13×9 pan, pour melted chocolate mixture, then spread rest of cookie mixture on top in spoonfuls – it won’t cove the chocolate mixture completely.

Bake for 25-27 minutes at 350 degrees. If the top is getting a bit too brown, cover with aluminum foil for the last 5 or so minutes.

Let cool, otherwise it won’t set up and will just run when you cut into it. Even once the bars are cooled, the fudge center still says a bit soft and gooey!

Cindy