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Chocolate Oatmeal Cake


Easy chocolate oatmeal cake with buttermilk and cocoa. Scroll down to see more chocolate cake recipes.

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/3 cup cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


Cream shortening and sugar together in mixing bowl. Into a separate container, sift together flour, salt, soda, and cocoa. Add to creamed ingredients alternately with buttermilk; blend well. Stir in rolled oats and chopped nuts. Bake in a greased and floured 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack. Spread with Peanut Butter Frosting, below.

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 6 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
Blend together the peanut butter, cream, and vanilla. Add sifted confectioners' sugar, adding more cream or confectioners' sugar if necessary for spreading consistency. Spread a thin layer of icing over cooled cake.

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