The Hippie Chick said to me, “It’s your blog-iversary? It’s been one year?”
No. It’s been three years. Three amazing years.
Scratch that. It’s been two boring, hobby-ish, I’ll-do-it-when-I-feel-like-it years, and one stunning, indescribably mind-blowing, crazy exciting year.
I probably shouldn’t even link to that old stuff, it’s so embarrassingly bad.
But since this last year has been so much fun, I figured it was only fitting to celebrate with my favorite cake of all time. And let me tell you, it takes a lot to eclipse the wonders of Red Velvet Cake.
When my Mom found this recipe several years ago, it became an instant classic in our family. We eat this for about half of the years birthday celebrations.
My kids were obviously thrilled that I baked this cake for no apparent reason at all. I told them they could have a piece, and they rewarded me by turning the cake into dog bait. That’s code for they left the cake on the table and the dog jumped up and licked the frosting off.
I’m not sure whether to be more angry at the kids or the dog.
Here’s to more years of growth, and friendships, and baked goods with chocolate chips.
- 1¾ cups boiling water
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 T. cocoa powder
- 1¾ cups flour
- 1 pkg. chocolate chips (12 oz.)
- ¾ cup chopped walnuts
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 lb. powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Place oats in mixing bowl. Pour boiling water over oats, and let sit 10 minutes.
- Add sugars and butter and mix well. Add eggs, and mix.
- Sift together soda, salt, cocoa powder, and flour. Add to oat mixture and mix until combined.
- Fold in the nuts and half of the chocolate chips. Pour mixture into greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle remaining chips on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before frosting.
- FOR FROSTING:
- Combine all ingredients, mixing until well combined. Frost cooled cake.
If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:
Oatmeal Pumpkin Bundt Cake from Erin’s Food Files
Oatmeal Breakfast Cake from A Bicycle Built for Two
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake from Half Baked
This post linked up at: Between Naps on the Porch; Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms; Skip to My Lou; Sugar Bee Crafts; Hope Studios; A Bowl Full of Lemons; Carolyn’s Homework; Mandy’s Recipe Box; Lady Behind the Curtain; Chocolate Chocolate and More; Recipes for my Boys; Food Done Light;