My Mom made this cake a lot during my growing up years. We all love it, except for my Dad…who doesn’t like Chocolate Chips. I ask you…..”Who doesn’t like chocolate chips?” Well, I married someone who doesn’t like Chocolate Chips. What are the odds of that! You will love this. I could pick the top off of the entire cake…if someone wasn’t watching.
Picnic Cake
1 ¾ cup boiling water
1 cup oatmeal
½ cup butter (1 cube)
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 ¾ cup flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cinnamon
2 TB cocoa
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 bag chocolate chips, divided
½ cup brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Pour boiling water over butter and oatmeal in mixing bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes. Add sugars and mix well using a spoon (NOT A MIXER). Add eggs and mix. Add dry ingredients and ½ of chocolate chips. Pour into a greased and floured 9×13 pan. Sprinkle with remaining choc. Chips and ½ cup brown sugar over the top. Bake at 350 for 30 min. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.