Aren't they purdy?? I have the best husband ever!
I was planning on being Wonder Woman in the kitchen today, but I woke up this morning with a killer headache. I maxed out on my ibuprofen intake for the day, and it only numbed the pain for a few hours. Long enough for me to whip up a cake.
I decided on another recipe from Nanny's cookbook. Her friend Joan's Chocolate Oatmeal Cake. I hadn't made it before, but I recall eating it as a kid when Joan would come to Nanny's for a visit. If raw eggs don't bother you, lick the beater. You can thank me later.
Joan's Chocolate Oatmeal Cake
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup margarine or butter
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 6 Tbs cocoa
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
Mix oatmeal and water in a mixing bowl (or stand mixer bowl). Allow to sit until cooled.
Once it is cooled, beat in margarine/butter, brown sugar, and eggs. Sift in flour, baking powder and cocoa and beat. Add vanilla. Mix baking soda with a teaspoon of hot water in a small bowl and add in.
Pour batter in a greased 8x8 pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes. Don't overbake!