This Chocolate No Frost Oatmeal Cake is not only a family favorite, but its perfectly moist, chocolate filled, and just what your sweet tooth craves!
This cake has been made by my family for as far back as I can remember. In fact, this is known as my brother’s birthday cake because he requests it each year! Growing up, my mom let both my brother and I choose our birthday dinner and dessert. I typically chose roast beef, mashed potatoes, veggies, and a dessert that constantly changed each year. My brother on the other hand, always chose salmon patties, mashed potatoes, and this cake! It was a fun yearly tradition that has now carried on into our adulthood!
The cake itself is perfectly moist, but what really sets it apart is the chocolate overload! Not in a bad way of course! If you love chocolate, this is the cake for you! Not only are there chocolate chips IN the cake, but also on top! Double win, right?!
I have had people ask me about frosting it in the past but trust me, this cake doesn’t need it. Of course, if you’re a frosting person, feel free, but give it a try one time on its own! I think you’ll be surprised at just how tasty this is on its own!
Since it makes a 9×13 pan, there is plenty from everyone! Anytime this cake is around in my family, it vanishes quickly! Between the little kids and adults, everyone enjoys it and leaves empty plates! You’ll be the hit at any gathering!
Enjoy and be sure to let me know what you think of my Chocolate No Frost Oatmeal Cake!
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Chocolate No Frost Oatmeal Cake
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup margarine
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups boiling water
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (for the top)
- Pour 1 1/2 cups boiling water over 1 cup oatmeal. Let stand 10 minutes.
- Add brown sugar, white sugar, butter, and beat together well.
- Add flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa.
- Add in eggs, beat well.
- Stir in chocolate chips (1/2 cup).
- Pour mixture into greased/floured 9 x 11 pan.
- Sprinkle remainder chocolate chips over the top.
- Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes.