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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting



KLATCH? MEET AMBROSIA.  Matt describes this cake as 'North meets South'. Klatch, belonging to the coffee clan - and ambrosia - that dark, southern flavor. What becomes of this simple cake is a dense banana bread with the flavor of a really good oatmeal cookie. And while you're making oatmeal cookies, you might as well throw in a few chocolate chips, tossed with  a splash of southern bourbon. 



Leave it to BAKED to come up with such unique methods of making cakes. Rather than toss dry oats into a cake batter, you toss them with butter cubes and subject them to a hot bath of boiling water. After sitting 30 minutes or so, they're sufficiently cool and goopey - like oatmeal pudding. Mixed with the other ingredients, the star: dark brown sugar, this cake is surprisingly rich and moist - more so than a traditional coffee cake. I guess that's the ambrosia speaking. Speckled with chocolate chips and lacking its namesake Cream Cheese spread (it's perfectly fine naked) - this Sunday treat lives up to all the hype. A true BAKED creation.

To get this recipe, visit BAKED SUNDAY MORNINGS and see all the other coffee klatch cakes.
     
   – mike 



12 comments:

Elaine said...

What a beautiful dish to serve this wonderful cake in, Mike! We loved this one and it didn't need any adornment because it is so dense and most. (I didn't halve the recipe - I just put the whole recipe in a 9-inch sq. to get thicker pieces.) :)

Bourbonnatrix said...

love your presentation! cake looks great!

Rebecca said...

Yours looks so great! I thought the cooking method was a little strange but interesting.

Littlebakerbunny said...

I also love how rich and moist this cake was -- the whole recipe was a wonderful surprise, and I think this cake tastes better than an oatmeal cookie... Your cake looks wonderful!

Jessica said...

I'm not quite sure I understand what's going on with this cake, but I know I like it! It looks so delicious.

Kenn said...

After reading your post and Elaines, I decided to make this cake today... SO good.. very moist.. very delicious. I say, keep it naked.. no cream cheese frosting required!

Kris' Kitchen said...

Nice write-up. I like the idea of this cake without frosting...almost seems healthy. Beautiful photo. We love this cake too.

Kris' Kitchen said...

Nice write-up. I like the idea of this cake without frosting...almost seems healthy. Beautiful photo. We love this cake too.

Susan said...

We liked this with and without the frosting - it's nice to have a recipe that's so versatile. And, I did like the touch of Bourbon. I love your Depression Glass presentation!

TeaLady said...

THIS looks so good. Have to try this one, soon!!

spike. said...

I made this one awhile ago for work people and they lost their minds. Wish I had a slice right now. hope you've enjoyed it!

Sis. Boom. said...

There is a lot going on here but I just can't help but notice the dish. I'm that way. Very interesting recipe!