Buege Cake – Need A Hand

“Need A Hand” recipes are for folks who need a bit of help in the kitchen.

Buege Cake
Print Recipe
No ratings yet

Buege Cake

Need A Hand
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr


  • 1 ¾ Cups boiling water
  • 1 Cup rolled or quick oats not instant and not steel cut (Preferred: rolled)
  • 1.25 sticks (10 TBSP) butter or margarine (Preferred: butter)
  • 1 Cup light brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs beaten well
  • 1 ¾ Cups all-purpose white flour sifted
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder Preferred: Hershey’s Dark
  • 6 ounces ½ package chocolate chips Preferred: 60% cacao bittersweet Ghirardelli chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Boil 1 ¾ Cups of water.
  • In a large heat proof bowl (metal, glass, or similar), place the quick oats.
  • Add the boiling water to the oats and stir until just combined.
  • Set aside.

While Oats Cook:

  • Melt butter or margarine in a glass or ceramic bowl in the microwave in 10 second increments.
  • Stirring well with a fork every 10 seconds, until all the way melted.
  • Take 2 TBSP of the melted butter or margarine and place into 13”x9” pan.
  • Use pastry brush to spread 2 TBSP butter or margarine across bottom and up sides of 13”x9” pan.

Once Oats Are Cooked:

  • Add remaining 8 TBSP melted butter or margarine to oatmeal-water mixture.
  • Do not over mix.
  • Add white sugar and brown sugar until just blended.
  • Add beaten eggs until just blended.

In A Separate Bowl:

  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
  • In three parts, add the flour/cocoa mixture to the oat mixture.
  • Blend until just combined.

Next Steps:

  • Pour batter into prepared 13”x9” baking pan.
  • Evenly sprinkle chocolate chips over top of batter in pan.
  • Place pan into oven and cook at 350° F for 45-55 minutes, checking after 45 minutes.


Serving Suggestions:
Serve warm with ice cream.
Freeze leftovers for up to three months.
Modified from https://www.almanac.com/recipe/oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cake

Don’t need the extra help? See my “Confidence” version of the recipe.

Buege Cake