My grandma has made this cake as long as I can remember and it is my favorite cake EVER! I’ve adapted it to using fresh ground whole wheat flour and honey instead of store bought flour and sugar and it is even more delicious! It’s a simple recipe but oh-so-good. One of these days, I’m going to adapt it for soaking the grains. Until then, it’s still many times better than most cakes made with refined ingredients!
1 ¾ cup boiling water (I use my tea kettle to boil water instead of the microwave)
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup sucanat
½ cup raw honey (local if possible!)
½ cup grassfed butter
½ tsp Real Salt or sea salt
2 tbsp cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla
2 free range eggs
1 ½ cup fresh-ground whole wheat pastry flour
12 oz chocolate chips (I like the dark chocolate rather than semi-sweet)
¾ cup chopped nuts (I usually use walnuts, but pecans are a great choice too! To improve the nutritional value even more, use crispy nuts)
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9×13 baking pan.
Mix boiling water and oatmeal, let cool 10 minutes.
Cream honey, sucanat, butter, eggs and vanilla in. Beat in oatmeal mixture
Add dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa). Add 1/2 of chocolate chips.
Pour into prepared pan (greased and floured), sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips and nuts. Bake for 40 minutes at 350.
Don’t miss out on this one! It’s super moist and just plain delicious!
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