Leftover Porridge Cake
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Leftover Porridge Cake

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Serves 1 - 1 Cake

For when you've got that extra porridge left over from the morning... Delicious!

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  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 2 cups White Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 2 cups Cooked Porridge
  • 1 1/4 cup Flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2-3 tsp Cinnamon
  • Optional Additions: Shredded Coconut, Chopped Nuts, Diced Apple.


    1. Preheat oven to 180C/fan
    2. Cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in the eggs and oatmeal. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon (and any other extras eg. nuts). Add to creamed mixture and mix well.
    3. Pour into greased and floured 6cm x 26cm cake tinTop with either cream cheese icing, caramel icing or a caramel glaze with chopped nuts and coconut.. Bake for 35 minutes or until it tests done.
    4. Extra: Top with either cream cheese icing, or a caramel glaze with chopped nuts and coconut, if desired.
    5. Enjoy!

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13th Aug, 2017
Really struggled with this recipe. the 1/2 cup butter to 2 cups sugar didn't seem to be enough for creaming the ingredients. I added a bit more butter, but then when I went to bake it - after 40 minutes - the cake was almost liquid... very strange for a cake that was full of very dry and clumpy porridge and a batter that had no liquid in it... hmmm.....
12th Feb, 2017
Found it very hard to know what quantities to use as the recipe is in cups. Then the ingredients list cooked porridge but instructions state oatmeal. Is "flour" plain or self raising? The last instruction is to cover with a topping but doesn't state how to make these. The cake rose enormously then completely collapsed in the oven. Very frustrating.
1st Sep, 2014
Tried this with walnuts and chocolate chips - excellent.
17th Jun, 2014
Tried this with dried apricots and dark chocolate chunks - delicious way to use up porridge!
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