Blind Date Cake

Nancy Allen

By
@mawmawnan

This cake is moist and very soft and easy to make. I got this from a recipe book of mine and this cake won 1st place in a contest in 1967.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
16 servings
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 c
dates, chopped
1 1/4 c
boiling water
1 tsp
baking soda
1 stick
butter, softened
2
eggs, beaten
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 c
flour
1 Tbsp
cocoa
1 tsp
salt
1/2 c
sugar
1 c
chocolate chips
1/2 c
chopped pecans, optional

Step-By-Step

1Preheat your oven to 325. In a medium bowl pour the boiling water over the dates and mash them. let this mixture cool before adding the baking soda; set aside.
2Cream together the butter, 1 cup of sugar, beaten eggs, and vanilla. Sift together the flour, cocoa and salt. Stir all three of these mixtures together and pour into greased 9x13 pan.
3Stir together the other 1/2 cup of sugar, chocolate chips and nuts; sprinkle over cake. Bake at 325 for 40 minutes or until cake tests done in center. Serve with whipped cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy