German Chocolate Picnic Cake

A crunchy oat topping complements tender pieces of chocolate cake. No frosting means it travels well.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 9

Ingredients

Cake

1/2
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ German chocolate cake mix (about 1 2/3 cups)
1/2
cup water
1/4
cup vegetable oil
2
eggs

Oatmeal Topping

1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/3
cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 8- or 9-inch square pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter into pan.
  • 3 In medium bowl, stir topping ingredients until crumbly, using hands if necessary. Sprinkle evenly over batter in pan.
  • 4 Bake 31 to 37 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve warm or cool. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

If you plan to tote this cake to a picnic, bake it in a disposable foil pan. Then you don't have to carry home the dirty pan.

For an oatmeal-chocolate chip topping, cool cake 10 minutes; sprinkle with 1/3 cup miniature chocolate chips.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.