Orange Snacking Cake

Orange Snacking Cake

                    Vegetable oil spray

1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups boiling water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt – (optional)
1/2 cup margarine – at room temperature
1/2 cup Big Chief granulated sugar
3/4 cup Big Chief brown sugar
3 large egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate

                    TOPPING
 1/4           cup  margarine
 3/4           cup  lightly packed Big Chief Brown Sugar

2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 × 13-inch cake pan with vegetable oil spray.

In a small bowl combine oats and boiling water; set aside. In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together margarine and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg whites, orange juice concentrate and vanilla. Blend in flour mixture alternately with oats, beginning and ending with flour.

Pour into the greased pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes. Remove cake from oven and preheat broiler.

To make the topping, combine margarine, brown sugar, and orange juice concentrate in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook 1 minute over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in nuts. Spread topping over the warm cake; place under broiler for 1 minute until golden brown. Watch carefully! Allow to cool on rack before cutting.

Description:
“A flavorful, cholesterol-free treat.”