Chocolate Chip Date Cake

Anne Fahey

By
@ABF

This is a recipe that has been around a long time but every time I make it people rave about it. Very tasty and not your typical cake.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
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Serves:
12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
chopped dates
1 1/2 c
boiling water
1 tsp
baking soda
1 c
sugar
3/4 c
shortening
2
eggs
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
soda
1 tsp
vanilla

TOPPING

1/2 c
chopped walnuts
1 c
semi-sweet mini chocloate chips
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed

Step-By-Step

1Chop dates and place in a medium size heat proof bowl. Add baking soda and pour boiling water over dates and soda. Stir and cool. Water will foam up.

2Cream shortening and sugar until well creamed. Add eggs and beat until smooth

3Mix together dry ingredients in separate bowl.

4Drain cooled water from dates and alternately add flour and date water to creamed sugars. Start and end with flour adding a little of each at a time. Stir in vanilla.

5Grease and flour a 9x13 cake pan. Pour batter in pan.

6Mix topping ingredients together in medium size bowl and sprinkle on top of batter.

7Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Bake until toothpick comes out with a moist crumb on the toothpick. Do not overbake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Hashtags: #chips, #walnuts, #dates, #mini