Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand
Show: Sweet Dreams
Save Recipe Print
Total:
1 hr 18 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
3 min
Cook:
50 min
Yield:
16 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

For the cake:
For the frosting:

Directions

In a saucepan, place the oats and the water and simmer 15 minutes to soften slightly. Allow to cool to room temperature.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a 8-inch square cake pan.

In a mixer fitted with a whip attachment, cream the butter until smooth. Add granulated sugar and mix until smooth and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix just until combined. Add the cooked oats and mix just until combined.

In another bowl, mix the flour, oat bran, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Working in 3 batches, add the dry ingredients to the butter-oat mixture, alternating with the applesauce mixing just until combined after each addition. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out dry and almost clean (a few crumbs are fine), 40 to 50 minutes. Let cool completely. Turn cake out onto a square serving platter. Place strips of paper under the cake around all the edges.

To make the frosting, in a mixing bowl with a whip attachment cream the cream cheese on medium to high speed until light and fluffy. Turn the mixer to low and mix in the powdered sugar and honey. Frost the cake on the sides with a thin layer of frosting then use the remaining to cover the top and swirl it decoratively. Using your hands, press the toasted chopped nuts onto the side of the cake to coat it. Remove the paper strips before serving. Cut into 2-inch square pieces.

Notes about the recipe: This is a delicious hearty and healthful cake. The texture added by the cooked steel cut oats makes you thing there are nuts inside. I made it to help me use up ends of jars of oat bran in the freezer and steel cut outs in the cereal drawer after the hot cereal breakfast season was over for the year.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Almost One-Pan Skillet Lasagna 02:21

Bev gets her kids involved in making this perfect weeknight dinner.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Apple Cake "Tatin"

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Carrot and Pineapple Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Carrot Cake

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Lemon Yogurt Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Big Chocolate Birthday Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Black and White Angel Food Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Almost-Famous Chocolate Mousse Cake

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.