Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting: Baked Sunday Mornings

Okay, okay I know I said I wouldn't be back until May 24th... but I just had to bake something for my coworker who is leaving this Saturday.  
I know she likes chocolate chip cookies, so I think she would like these cupcakes.  This is suppose to be a cake, but when I bring something to work I like to make it into easy and manageable cupcakes it was!  
I did have some batter left, so I made a small 
cake ( hubby will be happy again!) 

This cake is from the Baked Exlorations cookbook.  I missed this one too for some crazy reason or the other.  They describe it as a coffee cake that tastes like a chocolate chip cookie.  I can't say if it does because I have not tasted this one.  (Still juicing...4 more weeks to go!) It looks like a snack cake to me, very much like a carrot cake texture and crumb.  
It looks damn good!

The oatmeal that goes in the cake not put in dry, you hydrate it with boiling water and melted butter....oh my!  I love butter in my oatmeal.  That right there made me more hungry than anything else!  Anyway, the oatmeal is added to an egg mixture with the sugars, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Then the flour is added in.  You put vanilla over the chocolate chips and give it a mix, then sprinkle on a little flour and get them all nice and coated. ( I learned this trick from the Barefoot Contessa with the Outrageous is so the chips don't sink to the bottom!) The coated chips are added to the batter.

These are really easy to make.  I baked my cupcakes for 20 minutes and left the cake in for another 10.  The frosting is just your typical cream cheese frosting.  They say you can opt to not frost the cake if you want, but I can't pass up cream cheese frosting...that's just not how I roll.  I made some chocolate chip cookies for decoration.  
I think they look pretty good!  

Recipe is here

The group is making a buttery pound cake with a salted caramel glaze....Oh my!  The sounds so sinfully good.  

Until next time,
Be sweet and Enjoy!

Everyone loved this cake!  I took a taste and yes, it is a keeper! 


  1. Wow, beautiful cupcakes!

  2. Great idea making it into cupcakes. Thanks for reminding me about this cake. I'll have to make this one for the group I share my baked goods with.
    Bravo on juicing! We do it, but not consistently. But we do love it when we do juice.

  3. Wow, you have some will power to resist these good looking cupcakes. I hope your co-workers enjoy them.

  4. The group made this recipe before I joined, and I've never made it. Looks great!! I'll definitely have to go back to Explorations for this one! :)


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