Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cake


1 3/4 cup boiling water

1 cup Old Fashion Oats

1 cup sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup, plus 2 tsp Chocolate Olive Oil

2 eggs

1 3/4 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cocoa powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups chocolate chips

3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)

     Pour boiling water over oats.  Let stand 10 minutes.  Add the sugars and oil, stirring until mixed.  Beat in eggs.  Sift in dry ingredients and mix well.  Stir in half of the chocolate chips.  Spoon into a greased and floured 9x13 baking pan.  Sprinkle the remaining chips on top along with the nuts if you choose.  Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.