Oatmeal Cake And Caramel Icing

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Oatmeal Cake and Caramel Icing make a perfect flavor blend. Oatmeal is a sultry, rich and buttery flavor that underscores the caramel notes well. This recipe actually makes an oatmeal by soaking the oats in hot milk before blending the recipe together. This step will help develop the gluten in the cake as well, and make the cake more moist, and with a slightly chewy undertone. Oatmeal is a fantastic food, and should be part of everyone’s daily diet. For the Irish, this isn’t a problem, or the Scots, either, where their love of oatmeal and oatcakes is rather legendary. For the rest of us, though, it can take some time to gain a love of the stuff. It is a bit tricky to make, and there is no use making the pre-packaged stuff; it’s awful. So find a natural food store and get some real oats and work at it. Make it with water or milk, but either way, add salt for flavor. Otherwise, it is very bland. Serve it with fresh berries and maple syrup (you got me; I’m Irish). Yum.

This dish uses oats to create a lovely rich cake and emphasizes it with caramel icing, a nice complement. The recipe does not call for nuts, but one cup of walnuts could get tossed in to the cake recipe or toss it on top with the glaze. Either way, the bitterness of the walnuts will nicely cut the smooth flavors of the cake and icing, and make a great texture contrast, if that is what you want in the recipe. Walnuts also add plenty of nutrition, anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories, so eat them often.

This is a nice cake to make and freeze. You can freeze it with the icing on top, and pull it out whole, or cut pieces and freeze them individually. Any way you do it, your family will enjoy the flavor change from the usual chocolate or vanilla. Why not try it today?Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, Love Foodies, by following the link below.

Nutrition Facts for: Oatmeal Cake And Caramel Icing From Love Foodies
Ingredients: Milk, quick-cooking oats, butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, apple sauce, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ground nutmeg, confectioners' sugar.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 225, Calories from Fat 65, Total Fat 7.2g 11%, Saturated Fat 4.1g 21%, Cholesterol 37mg 12%, Sodium 195mg 8%, Potassium 133mg 4%, Carbohydrates 38.3g 13%, Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%, Sugars 28.2g, Protein 2.9g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%,Calcium 7%, Iron 4%

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