Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Whisper

I haven't tried this recipe yet, but it sure sounds good to me! It's from one of my 3 favorite cookbooks, The Best of Mennonite Fellowship Meals.

Top Review by nranger7

Thanks for posting. Incredibly easy to make. Was looking for a recipe w/o brown sugar or butter as my cupboard is bare but I was craving a treat. Like the other reviewer said, the chips sunk into the cake as it cooled. Mine also turned out a bit burnt on top but was only in the oven for 40 minutes. Weird.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour boiling water over oatmeal in large mixing bowl and let stand for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Add shortening, sugar and eggs; mix well.
  3. Add flour, salt, baking soda, cocoa and vanilla.
  4. Pour into greased and floured 9 x 13" baking pan.
  5. Sprinkle nuts and chocolate chips over batter.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.

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