Chocolate Chip Date Nut Cake Recipe

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CHOCOLATE CHIP DATE NUT CAKE

Mary Louise

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@BlueRibbonBaking

This is an old recipe that I can remember showing up at every picnic! As a kid I never appreciated this cake. I wanted gobs of sweet frosting on a cake!
Now I love this cake and will make it for Jim and I when we go fishing or just because we like it!


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Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Ingredients

1 c
dates, chopped
1 tsp
baking soda
1 c
boiling water
1 c
shortening
1 c
sugar
2
eggs
1 3/4 c
flour
1 heaping Tbsp
cocoa powder
1 tsp
salt
sprinkle on top:
chocolate chips
chopped nuts
brown sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 13x9 inch cake pan.
2
Combine dates, baking soda and boiling water. Let cool.
3
Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and beat until fluffy.
4
Stir in cocoa, flour and salt. Mix in cooled date mixture.
5
Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts, chocolate chips and brown sugar.
6
We never measured the topping mixture. I always liked more on top than my mother did. Use about 1/3 brown sugar, 1/3 cup chocolate chips (semi sweet or milk chocolate), 1/3 cup nuts. If you feel you want more on top ~ go for it!
7
Bake for 40 minutes. Let cool.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes