Feb 4, 2006

Oatmeal Cake with Buttermilk Icing

I have been craving Oatmeal Cake lately but most of the recipes I have found are not that healthy and most contain butter which I am trying to stay away from. I found one recipe on-line at Anita's Recipes and modified it a bit and it turned out great! It's healthy, moist and delicious.

Oatmeal Cake

1 1/2 c. boiling water
1 c. quick oats
1/2 c. soft light margarine, softened (I used Smart Balance brand)
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 eggs
2 egg white
1 Tbsp. ground flax seed
1/4 c. fat free plain yogurt
1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. chopped walnuts

In a bowl combine boiling water and oats. Stir and let set until water is absorbed. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9 inch square pan with cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, combine oat mixture, margarine, brown sugar, vanilla, egg, egg whites and yogurt. Mix well; set aside. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to oat mixture. Mix well. Pour batter into pan and bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely then ice with buttermilk icing.

Buttermilk Icing

1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. buttermilk
3 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine all in a sauce pan and whisk over medium heat until thick.

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