The weekend always is the time for fun and treating yourself and the family to something delicious after a week of working hard and watching your diet. I say what can be better than a quick snack cake that is simple to mix up and does not need icing? My Easy Oatmeal Snack Cake recipe can be just the thing to help celebrate the weekend.
Oatmeal in this cake gives a bit of protein and almost a nutty sort flavor while bringing a moistness to this recipe to make it a great keeper and one that will also freeze well. Although, if truth is known, I doubt that this cake will last that long since it is that yummy and hard to resist.
Another thing you can do with my recipe is rotating the spices for a few different varieties of this one cake. Besides the suggestions below, I have added one half a teaspoon of vanilla and substituted one half teaspoon of almond extract or anise extract and with one teaspoon nutmeg instead of any cinnamon makes a scrumptious combination. Something else that I like to do at times to change this recipe is to deepen that luscious flavor with one-third cup of molasses.
One last warning that I have is in regard to the margarine. Make sure that you do not attempt to bake with anything labeled spread instead of margarine. A spread has too much water content and will ruin your baking so do check your margarine. I do hope when the mood strikes for your own weekend indulgence that you will make my recipe.
Now that the coffee is nearly ready, I think I will say good-bye and sneak a piece of this before the family attacks and will force me to build a new recipe of my easy oatmeal snack cake.
My Easy Oatmeal Snack Cake
1 cup of quick oats
1-1/2 cups of boiling water
1 stick of margarine or 1/2 cup (not spread)
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of sugar
1-1/2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon or 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1-1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1/3 cup of blackstrap molasses (optional)
First: Pour 1-1/2 cups of boiling water over 1 cup of quick oats and put this aside for about 20 minutes.
Cream together and add to the oatmeal mixture the margarine, sugars, and eggs (one at a time), and vanilla.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt.
Pour the batter into a greased 9 x 13-inch pan or a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.