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

Peanut Butter Cookies

My Daughter and I- Peanut Butter Cookies 1

I bake cookies all the time but for some reason I don’t normally bake peanut butter cookies. I had a craving for them so I thought I would whip up a batch, however I didn’t read through the recipe completely and realized the dough had to chill in the refrigerator for one hour before baking, so it took quite a bit longer than I had planned. They were worth the wait – next time I might add some chocolate chips but they were delicious just as they were.

My Daughter and I- Peanut Butter Cookies 2

Peanut Butter Cookies
Ingredients
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Directions:

Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in eggs.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into batter. Put batter in refrigerator for 1 hour.
Roll into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheets. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern. I sprinkled mine with a bit of sugar. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for about 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Do not over-bake.
Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

 

Cindy