cake, chocolate oatmeal, homemade healthier

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 574.9
  • Total Fat: 29.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 36.7 mg
  • Sodium: 218.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 76.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 6.3 g

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used full amount of sugar but coconut in topping was unsweetened and used smart balance instead of butter used full amount of sugar but coconut in topping was unsweetened and used smart balance instead of butter
Number of Servings: 12


    1 cup old fashioned oats
    1/2 cup smart balance, small chunks
    1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
    1& 1/2 cups boiling water
    1/4 cup cocoa
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 cup brown sugar
    2 eggs
    2 tsp vanilla
    1& 3/4 cups all purpose flour
    1 tsp baking soda
    1/2 tsp salt

    1/3 cup smart balance
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1 cup flaked coconut (unsweetened)
    5 tbsp regular whipping cream (not heavy)
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, combine oatmeal with 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup chocolate chips. Pour boiling water over all and let stand for 5 minutes. Then add the cocoa powder and mix well with a wire whisk so the chocolate and smart balance melt. Add 3/4 cup sugar and 1 cup brown sugar, whisk to combine. Set aside and cool for 10 minutes.

Then add eggs and 2 tsp vanilla and whisk until combined. Then add flour, baking soda, and salt and whisk until well mixed. Immediately pour into pan and bake at 350F for 25-35 minutes until cake pulls away from sides and center springs back when lightly touched in center.

While the cake is baking, prepare the topping: Combine 1/3 cup melted smart balance with walnuts, sugar, brown sugar, coconut flakes, whipping cream, and 1 tsp vanilla in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside until cake is baked.

Once the cake is done, remove from oven and turn oven to broil. Drop topping mixture a tbsp at a time onto the cake; spread gently to cover. Place 4 inches from heat source under broiler for 2-5 minutes until topping is furiously bubbling and light golden brown. Watch every second to make sure it doesn't burn, turning the cake to make sure it's evenly cooked. Remove cake from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let stand for 10 minutes then carefully swirl the chocolate chips into the frosting with the tip of a knife.

Serve warm of cool. Serves 12.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SALEE100.