Mom’s Oatmeal Chocolate Cake

Do you have some foods that, when you make them, transport you back to your mother’s kitchen table?
This is one for me.

Last night my Dad was in town, so we had him over for dinner, along with my brother and his wife and my sister and her husband.  I made this cake for them for dessert.

It’s so easy and so wonderful.

Start with 1 cup of oatmeal.
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Pour 1 1/2 cups of boiling water over the oatmeal and let sit for 10 minutes.
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In another bowl (I decided to use my mixer), combine 1 cup brown sugar IMG_6298 (Large) 1 cup granulated sugar IMG_6300 (Large) 1 cup shortening IMG_6301 (Large) Add the oatmeal.
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Beat well.
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Add two eggs and beat well.
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Then add 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 Tablespoon cocoa, 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 tsp. salt.
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Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
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Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan IMG_6307 (Large) Sprinkle the top of the cake with more chocolate chips and some chopped nuts (optional).
I used some pecans.
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Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool.
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Last night we served it with whipped cream on top.
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It’s delicious with ice cream, as well.  Or if you’re like me, you love it plain.
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Delicious!  And filled with happy memories of home.

Mom’s Oatmeal Chocolate Cake 1 cup oatmeal 1 1/2 cups boiling water 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup white sugar 1 cup shortening 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 Tb. cocoa 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/4 cup chocolate chips 1/4 cup chopped nuts Pour boiling water over oatmeal and let stand 10 minutes.   To the oatmeal, add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and shortening.  Mix well.  Add the eggs and mix well.  Add flour, soda, salt and cocoa to the mixture.  Beat well.  Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.  Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan.  Sprinkle 1/4 cup chocolate chips and nuts over top of cake.  Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.  Cool and enjoy!

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