Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cake

chocolate chip oatmeal cake recipeIf you happen to be at the grocery store, you might notice a cute little magazine next to the register. It might have a a delicous looking caramel almond cake on the cover. It might just be called Betty Crocker Best-Ever Fall Baking. I cannot resist these little magazines and every single one that comes out. It is a problem, I have a special place on my cookbook shelf just for them. But this is a little more special to me than the others. Are you ready?

chocolate chip oatmeal cake recipe

There is an article about me in it!

Isn’t that crazy? That is me in the grocery store check out next to Dr. Oz! I was so flattered when Betty told me that they wanted to feature me and my children. Seriously, could. not. believe it. I love working for Betty and all of the other General Mills brands, and it means so much to me that they chose me to represent them for their fall magazine. There is a very nice article about my love of cooking and how I include my children in the kitchen. And the first 8 recipes are mine. The recipes were professionally shot in the Betty studio and look amazing. I get a little thrill every time I see in during my at-least-once-a-day grocery store run.

I made one of the non-Baked Bree recipes from it yesterday, and sent it to work with my husband. It seems to have passed the test. He said that the entire cake was gone in about 2 minutes flat. I had a bite, and must admit that it is delicious. Easy to make, super moist, and the broiled topping reminds me of the 7 layer bars my mom used to make when we were kids.

chocolate chip oatmeal cake recipe1 1/4 cups quick cooking oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoons vanilla

Broiled topping:

2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips

chocolate chip oatmeal cake recipePour the oats in to a small bowl and pour 1 1/4 cups boiling water over. Let stand 20 minutes. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

chocolate chip oatmeal cake recipeCream together butter and both sugars.

chocolate chip oatmeal cake recipeBeat in eggs and vanilla.

chocolate chip oatmeal cake recipeAdd flour mixture and mix until just combined.

chocolate chip oatmeal cake recipeAdd oatmeal.

chocolate chip oatmeal cake recipePour batter into a 9×13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

chocolate chip oatmeal cake recipeBake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.

chocolate chip oatmeal cake recipeWhile the cake is baking, get started on the topping. Beat together butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add cream.

chocolate chip oatmeal cake recipeStir in coconut, pecans, and chocolate chips.

chocolate chip oatmeal cake recipeSpread the mixture over the cake.

chocolate chip oatmeal cake recipeTurn the broiler on high, and broil 6 inches from heat for about 1 to 2 minutes. The topping will bubble and turn golden brown. Cool completely before cutting.

chocolate chip oatmeal cake recipe

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cake

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cake

Yield: serves 12

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cake with a broiled coconut pecan topping. Easy and so good.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla

Broiled topping:

  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Pour the oats in to a small bowl and pour 1 1/4 cups boiling water over. Let stand 20 minutes. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream together butter and both sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Add oatmeal. Pour batter into a 9×13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
  3. While the cake is baking, get started on the topping. Beat together butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add cream. Stir in coconut, pecans, and chocolate chips.
  4. Spread the mixture over the cake. Turn the broiler on high, and broil 6 inches from heat for about 1 to 2 minutes. The topping will bubble and turn golden brown. Cool completely before cutting.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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Well, hello there! I’m Bree Hester, the Boston-based blogger and food photographer here at Baked Bree. Here you can get lots of weeknight meal inspiration, eat more plant-based meals, and still indulge in a decadent sweet treat. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next family adventure.

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This Post Has 27 Comments

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    YUM! These look dreamy!

    1. bakedbree

      They are YUM and really easy to make.

  2. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat

    Congrats on the feature, that’s amazing – the cake looks incredible, too! 🙂

    1. bakedbree

      thanks Claire! It is! And so easy to make.

  3. JP

    Congratulations! I will have to pick up one of these when I see it!

    1. bakedbree

      thanks JP!

  4. Jennie J.

    Congratulations on your feature in the magazine!!! Wow! Way to go!

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Jennie! I was very flattered.

  5. Katie @ Blonde Ambition

    Congratulations! This recipe looks delicious 🙂

    1. bakedbree

      thank you Katie! It is delicious.

  6. Brandon

    Congratulations! That is so awesome, it would take all of me to resist saying to the person ahead of me or behind me… “hey, that’s ME!” Ha, great job Bree!

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Brandon! It is hard to control myself, I have to admit.

  7. Chelsea

    I recently bought that recipe book and noticed your feature! The pictures were just too cute! And this recipe looks amazing!

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks for buying it!

  8. Randilea @ Life As I Bake It

    This looks absolutely delicious! I cannot wait to try it.

    1. bakedbree

      thank you Randilea!

  9. Nancy @ CouponClippingCook

    Love how this is made with basic pantry items and this cake looks so good. Congratulations on being featured in the magazine! That is so great.

    1. bakedbree

      thank you Nancy, I did have everything at home, and it is really easy to make. A keeper!

  10. Stephanie

    Wow congrats!!! My mom often picks up those magazines for me and then gives them to me when she sees them. I’ll keep an eye out for yours!

    1. bakedbree

      I hope that you so Stephanie! I have a weakness for them too.

  11. Becca - Cookie Jar Treats

    Yay! I’m so glad I can finally read your posts again! Congrats on making it in the booklet. I’ll definitely keep and eye out for it next time I’m at the store.

    The oatmeal bars you made look amazing. I love oatmeal to death. Seriously, I have it for breakfast 3-4 times a week, and on occasion I make it for lunch. I love the chewy texture and its heartiness. The broiled topping looks very interesting. I’ve never heard of such a thing.

    1. bakedbree

      thank you Becca! I had never tried broiling frosting either, but it is so good. You will love these bars!

  12. Caroline

    Hi Bree,
    My dad works at General Mills and he brought home that cookbook the other day. I’m 16 and I have recently found a love of baking, so reading your recipes was exciting. Your blog is so interesting to me because I really want to be a teacher, photographer, or cook when I grow up, and you somehow wrapped all 3 into your life. Any advice for an aspiring baker? Can’t wait to try your recipes!

    1. bakedbree

      I just went to GM a few months ago. That looks like a great place to work. Advice, just get in the kitchen and bake! Seriously, the more you cook and bake, the better you are at it. And when you get confident, that is when you can start creating your own recipes. If my youngest son was a girl, he would have been named Caroline!

  13. cakebake

    aww how exciting! congrats!

    1. bakedbree

      thanks Cakebake!

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