Cooped Up Cooking: Episode 05

Oatmeal Cake

Easy Peasy Oatmeal Cake by Chef Amy

Pre-heat oven to 350F

Combine and let stand for 20min
1 cup quick-cooking oats (whole oats)
1 ¼ cup boiling water

Cream together until light and fluffy
½ cup butter (or margarine/shortening)
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp Vanilla

Add oatmeal mixture. Beat well.

Sift together in another bowl:

1 ½ cup flour (white/brown)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon

Add these ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix gently.

Pour into a greased 9x13 cake pan and bake for 35 minutes or until you insert a knife into the center and it comes out clean! (Find pan sizes chart here:

*Feel free to get creative and add nuts into the cake if you like or raisins etc. We used to traditionally serve this with an apple sauce so I’ve included my favorite apple sauce recipe below.*

Red Apple Sauce

1 kg / 2 lb red apples (use local produce if available)
250 ml / 1 cup water
1/2 tsp ground vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon (or cardamom)
1 tbsp lemon juice (optional)
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated (optional)

1. Rinse the apples and chop them in bite-size pieces, discarding the core. Place in a large saucepan along with water, fresh ginger, vanilla powder, and cinnamon. Let simmer on low heat for approximately 20 minutes or until soft.

2. When the apples are done, use a hand (immersion) blender to mix into a smooth apple sauce. Stir lemon juice into the sauce, leave to cool, or scoop into a large jar and place in the fridge.