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Oatmeal Cake with Raisins & Chocolate Chips
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Baking for Beginners: Oatmeal Cake with Raisins & Chocolate Chips

Thankfully, it’s Eid-Al-Ftr holidays here in Dubai and I’m celebrating this free time by baking a healthier snack treat for my family –> Oatmeal Cake with Raisins & Chocolate Chips. Let’s jump in below the How-To-Bake this fiber-rich & delicious snack.


  • 1 & 1/4 cups butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups instant oats
  • 2/3 cups raisins
  • 2/8 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Prepare your 9″ spring form baking pan by greasing it with butter and lined up with parchment paper (very useful to easily remove the baked treat from the pan later! 😀 ). Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add in the eggs, 1 at a time, in the mixing bowl.
  4. Add the vanilla extract to the mixture.
  5. Add the dry ingredients: oats, flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, salt, raisins and chocolate chips. I added them 1 by 1 and mixing it right after the other.
  6. When almost done mixing the batter, I set my oven at 170’C and pre-heat for 10 minutes. I’m only a beginner in baking and I just use our smart microwave oven at home which has multifunctions of convection, microwave and grilling. Of course, to bake, I need to use the convection setting.
  7. I continued mixing my batter and once done, I poured it and spread evenly to my baking pan.
  8. I baked it in the preheated oven until I saw the top turned golden brown. Total bake time is 38 minutes.


I allowed my baked goodies to cool down for 1 hour before serving. Perfect pair for brewed coffee or tea! 😀


  • Butter @ 9AED
  • Brown Sugar @ 2.75AED
  • All purpose flour @ 3AED
  • Instant oats @ 7AED
  • Raisins @ 4.6AED
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips @ 5AED
  • Eggs @ 1.33AED
  • Vanilla extract @ 2.2AED
  • Salt @ 1AED
  • Baking powder @ 1AED
  • Baking soda @ 1AED

Total Approximate Cost of the above raw ingredients — 37.88 AED.

Disclaimer: I tried dividing the cost of the packed ingredients into the actual ingredients used. Example, eggs which are sold at 6pcs per pack at 4 AED, will be counted as 1.33AED as I only used 2 eggs out of that pack.

The above baked cake yields 16 square slices from 9″ square cake pan or 8 triangular slices from a 9″ round springform pan.

Converting it to a small business? Add the cost of your raw ingredients, packaging (box) and cost of your baking labor, then you can decide for the standard retail price. 🙂

By the way, please let me know if you tried the above recipe or tweaked it as per your needs and teach me please how it turned out at your end. 🙂 I’m currently at experimental / discovery mode in the world of baking! 🙂

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