Oatmeal cake recipe for Cloud Swift
Or anyone else who would like to try it. Can be made into cupcakes. Very moist. Good with cake gravy. Could add some apples or pears if you like.
Oatmeal Yogurt Cake from "Enchanted Broccoli Forest" by Mollie Katzen
1 packed cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
2/3 cup firm yogurt (I'll bet you could sub sour cream or buttermilk)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup unbleached white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour (Use wwht pastry flour, you won't be sorry!)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1 1/2 cups raw rolled oats
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
Optional: 1/2 cup dark raisins
Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar and melted butter. Beat well. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well. Beat in the yogurt and vanilla until well blended.
Sift together the flour, soda, powder, salt and spices. Combine oats with oj to soften. Add the flours to the liquids alternately with the oat mixture. Add the raisins at the very end.
Turn into a well buttered 9x13 inch pan. Spread batter into place, and bake 25 min. at 350 degrees, or until a probing knife comes out clean.
Lpink's note: I top this with a streusel-nut topping. No recipe, I just improvise butter, chopped walnuts or almonds, flour, brown sugar, oats, dash of cinnamon, until I'm satisfied. You could also do this with a jam swirl topping too.