Moist oat and bran cake

    55 min

    A lovely alternative to oatmeal cookies, a lightly spiced cake with porridge oats and whole bran cereal. Healthy elements in a light, sweet batter which can also be used to make muffins. Either way, a moist and nutritious delight!

    49 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 360ml boiling water
    • 40g porridge oats
    • 15g whole bran cereal, such as All-Bran®
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 220g light brown soft sugar
    • 100g margarine
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 190g plain flour

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Pour boiling water over oats and bran cereal, and let stand 10 minutes.
    2. Combine the remaining ingredients, and add oat mixture to them. Pour mixture into two 20cm or 23cm cake tins.
    3. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 to 40 minutes. To make muffins, bake about 15 minutes, or until skewer comes out clean.

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    Moist and light. I substituted the shortening with vanilla yogurt and a tbsp of oil, and it turned out great too.  -  17 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My family loved these muffins. I used a stick of butter instead of shortening, I cut the sugar in half, and used half whole wheat flour and half unbleached all-purpose flour. I made 12 small muffins and one 9-inch square cake with this- they were small, and the cake was thin (shallow), but they were tasty! The muffins were gone before breakfast was officially done. Next time I will probably add nuts, and maybe raisins.  -  14 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    People go crazy every time I make this! I often switch out applesauce for the shortening, and it's still wonderfully moist. For something more indulgent, I make a cream cheese icing and decorate with toasted almonds and coconut. This cake is famous!  -  13 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)