Oatmeal Spice Cake Recipe
Guests will never know that this delicious spice cake contains pureed lentils.
  • Makes: 16 servings
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: Lentils add a boost of protein to this fall dessert.

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Ingredients

Cake:

  • 1½ cups boiling water
  • 1 cup instant oatmeal
  • ¾ cup margarine or butter
  • ½ cup lentil puree (see below)
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1¾ cups unbleached white flour

Topping:

  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coconut, shredded
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped
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Instructions


  1. For lentil puree: Add 2½ times the amount of water as lentils. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Stir frequently. Cool slightly and do not drain. In small batches, mash or puree lentils with a blender, food processor or potato masher. Puree should be consistency of canned pumpkin. Add water to thin if needed.

  2. Preheat over to 350 degrees.

  3. Stir together boiling water, oatmeal and butter. Let stand until margarine melts. Mix with remaining cake ingredients.

  4. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13-by-9-inch baking pan and bake for about 45 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool slightly in pan.

  5. Heat all topping ingredients in a saucepan; do not boil.

  6. Spread topping evenly over the cake. Place it under broiler, 4-6 inches from heat, and broil until topping is hot and slightly brown. Watch very carefully to avoid burning.


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