Chocolate Oak Cakes

Now, these cakes are some of my old-time favourites. I first came to love these cakes when I moved up to high school at the break time tuck shop. They were batch baked in large trays but they still taste just as great when made in smaller batches at home. This recipe can be doubled tripled or halved to suit.


Serves 12

What you will need:


250g Margarine

125g Caster Sugar

175g Oats

175g Plain Flour

5g Baking Powder

13g Cocoa Powder


For the icing:

150g Icing sugar

13g Cocoa powder

Boiling water


Firstly, Preheat an oven at 180 C. Also grease and line a suitable baking tray. I use a 20cm by 30cm tray for this.


In a small pan, melt the marge. Meanwhile, put the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl.


Once the margarine has melted, pour into the mixing bowl and using an electric mixer or a wooden spoon, beat until combined.


Spread the mixture into the greased tins and using the back of a spoon, press into the into the tray and smooth over so it’s an even thickness all over.


Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. It will have risen slightly.


Once baked, remove from the oven and set on the side for 10 minutes. Once partially cooled, take out the tray and slice into the desired slices. It’s best to pre-slice it like this as once it’s completely cooled, the cake can become brittle. Then place back into the tray and allow to cool completely.


When completely cooled, pour the ingredients for the icing into a small bowl and mix with enough boiling water to be malleable. you don’t want the icing to be too runny as this will not fully set on the tray bake.


Spread the icing evenly over the entire bake. Allow icing to set completely.


Remove from the tray and slice again in the same manner as before.



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