After unloading all the groceries and putting them away, it was oatmeal cake cooking time. I unmolded the cake and for the first time EVER in all the times I've made this, the cake was not all gooey! This time I used heaping cups of oats instead of level cups and maybe that is what fixed my problem. Oh this is exciting. This is big.
I sliced the cake, sprinkled with sugar, and put it in the oven. I set the timer for 10 minutes, then I opened a bag of black beans, washed them, picked through them, and got them on the stove to get boiling. After that I put in a load of laundry. Then I washed the cutting board and the knife, dried them, and put them away. I still had 5 minutes to kill so I sat on the floor in front of the oven and stared in at the oatmeal cakes, cooking away in all their firm glory. If I could multitask like this all day long, I could really get a lot accomplished! Dude, you'll be lucky if I finish cooking oatmeal cake before I go take a nap.
After 10 minutes, I took the oatmeal cakes out to inspect them. They weren't done enough, in my opinion, because they were still pretty pale. By this time the beans were boiling, so I turned them off to sit for a while. I'll get back to them later.
I flipped one of the oatmeal cakes over to see how the bottom was doing, and it was pretty wet. So, I flipped all of them over, sprinkled another tablespoon of sugar over them (over ALL of them, not a tablespoon of sugar on each one). Back into the oven for another 10 minutes.
When that 10 minutes was up, I took them out of the oven to inspect them again. Much darker! While the broiler heated up, I decided to flip all the cakes over again, to get the now-melty-sugar-covered side up under the broiler. When they were finished broiling, I was happy to see the best-looking Scottish Oatmeal Cakes I have ever cooked. Happy new year to me!
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This is so good for me, and so decadent! These are the nutritional stats for the cake, not including the yogurt and granola and honey.