Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Orange Oatmeal Cake

My Mom often made this cake when we were growing up - and now I love to make it for my family! The smell this cake makes when it is baking is the epitome of Fall!

1 1/2 c. orange juice
1 c. oats
1/2 c. (1 stick) margarine
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. chopped walnuts

Bring orange juice to a boil and pour over oats; set aside. Cream margarine and sugars until light. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon and add to egg mixture alternately with oat mixture. Stir in nuts and pour into greased 9" x 13" pan. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until done. While still slightly warm, top with orange glaze. (Add orange juice to 1 1/4 c. powdered sugar until spreadable consistency.)

7 comments:

Kristy said...

This sounds so delicious, and I have all the ingredients (and lots of OJ to use up, it was such a good price at Costco that even if we did not drink one of the 4 x 1/5 gallons it was still worth it!)!

Any way, I think I will have to make this for a treat for my wonderful husband as he as a new job, but until we can sell our place and move he has to commute an hour and a half each way! So I am actively looking for a concrete way to bless him each day that is meaningful to him.

Today I think it will be cake!

Kristy

thehomespunheart said...

Hi Kristy! Hope you and your husband enjoy this cake! I have a hard time using up OJ sometimes also - so I freeze it in 1 cup portions which is the perfect amount to make this cake and the glaze! Then, you can just thaw the one cup portion and make a fresh cake! Yummy!

Kristy said...

The cake was such a big hit! I did not even feel bad giving some to our 16 month old (minus the glaze) as it was so delicious and filled with good things. The only thing I changed was to leave out the nuts as our daughter is severely allergic to peanuts and we have not tried other nuts yet. So we are careful to not have them around her as I really do not want to see the ER any time soon! :-)

My husband felt blessed and thought the cake was delicious, and I, of course, neglected to tell him how insanely easy it was!

Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe, and for the tip on freezing some of our OJ!

So now I need something for tomorrow....actually, I know a little chore I can do that will make him happy...

Kristy

Anonymous said...

Monica -- I haven't made this cake in awhile and was just thinking of it this week -- and here it is on your blog! Now I'm even more motivated to make it very soon...

Lots of love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Monica-
Natalie and I made the cake tonight and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I've been meaning to tell you that I enjoy your blog. Thanks for all the great stuff that you post that helps moms like me look to HIM instead of all the junk the world offers.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this yummy recipe! I made it tonight and we loved it! Actually, we had a dessert picnic on the living room floor! Love your blog and wonderful things you share with us.

Letisha

thehomespunheart said...

I'm so pleased that so many of you have tried and enjoyed this cake!

By the way, LOVE the dessert picnic idea!