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Cocoa Oatmeal Cake Recipe

Cocoa Oatmeal Cake

Skill Level: Beginner

Recipe Rating


  • 1-1/3 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup finely chopped, peeled apple
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


  • 1. Pour boiling water over oats in medium bowl; let stand 15 minutes. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  • 2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and eggs in large bowl until fluffy; stir in oat mixture. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon; add to butter mixture, mixing well. Stir in apple and nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • 3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Drizzle VANILLA GLAZE over top in decorative design. Makes 12 servings.
  • Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon softened butter or margarine, 1 to 2 tablespoons hot water and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl; beat with spoon or whisk until smooth and of desired consistency.

Ratings & Reviews

    Great recipe! The oatmeal & apples give balance to the cake so that it doesn't taste too sweet (I usually cut the regular sugar by cup). This is always a hit when I bring it to gatherings (work & family).
    Wonderful flavor, but it does not hold together well when cut because it is so soft.