Friday, December 31, 2010

Scottish Oatmeal Cake - The Saga Continues

I have been putting off unmolding my oatmeal cake this morning.  I went to the grocery store first to get that out of the way.  Once I start cooking, I do not want to have to stop to go to the grocery store.  I just want everything already in the house so I can cook until I pass out.

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!

That's what I'm talkin' about.
And here is a picture of my breakfast!  A little Greek yogurt, homemade granola with cranberries, almonds and walnuts, and a drizzle of honey. 

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. 

nutrition facts


  1. Looks fabulous!

    And I loved the Dude thrown in there!

  2. I am just a little disappointed because I was sure that a hilarious disaster was about to happen! Yeah for you, I am going to make some tonight with pecans and blueberries since I don't appreciate cranberries or walnuts!!:)Jannie

  3. This looks good. Except ... was your oatmeal that interesting shade of brown, or is that your camera? I've never seen oatmeal look quite like that before.

    I've always fried leftover oatmeal slices in butter on the stove. I'll have to try something like this, although it'd be honey and raisins, most likely. :)

    I found your site through the blog hop.

  4. Hi Canadian Doomer! The oatmeal IS that shade of brown, due to the molasses in the recipe and also due to the sugar caramelizing under the broiler. It's really delicious; I hope you try it! Raisins would be good!