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German Chocolate Picnic Cake

German Chocolate Picnic Cake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 9
A crunchy oat topping complements tender pieces of chocolate cake. No frosting means it travels well.
Updated July 14, 2011
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1/2 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
75mg
3%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
13g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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