Charles and I were at the barber shop about three weeks ago and Ray told that just looking at some of my recipes made you fat. So I decided to look for a diet cake and came across this before I got to the cake so, you’ll get this instead and I will look for the diet cake for another time.

I have never done this before but it sounds like it would be pretty good.

• 3/4 cups boiling water
• 1/2 cup rolled oats
• 1/2 cup butter or margarine
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 egg
• 1 ounce square unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
• 1 cup sifted all purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1  3 1/2 ounce package vanilla pudding and pie filling mix
• 1 1/2 cups milk
• sifted confectioners sugar

Pour boiling water over oats, let stand for 20 minutes. Cream butter and sugar together, blend in vanilla, egg and chocolate. Add oat mixture, mix well, sift flour, soda and salt together and add to creamed mixture, blending well. Pour batter into well greased and floured 9 inch pie plate. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 25 or 30 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes. Remove from pie plate, cool on wire rack. Combine pudding and pie filling mix and milk.

Cook over medium heat stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat. Place waxed paper directly on pudding, cool completely. Remove paper. Stir before filling cake. Split cake horizontally, spread cooled filling between layers. Sprinkle top with confectionery sugar.
Sounds Gooder’n Syrup. Von

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