I must confess, I am not a huge fan of cake unless it is homemade. And by homemade, I mean from scratch and not from a box. Bakery cakes (especially those from grocery stores) are way too sweet and box cakes taste artificial. When I do bake a cake I tend to make bundt cakes. However, once in a while I do really like a frosted cake and one that can be baked in a 9-x13-inch pan is even better. The best reason is that you don’t have to worry about removing it from the pan in one piece. Just cool, frost, cut in pieces and serve. Easy peasy and oh so delicious. Although, if you are feeling ambitious you can bake this cake in two 9-inch round cake pans for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before turning out the cake rounds to cool until room temperature. You will also need to double the amount of frosting.
This cake is lightly spiced and has a wonderful nubby texture from the oats. Don’t wait for a special occasion to enjoy this cake.