CHOCOLATE CHIP DATE NUT CAKE

Chocolate Chip Date Nut Cake Recipe

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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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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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

How to Make CHOCOLATE CHIP DATE NUT CAKE

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 13x9 inch cake pan.
  • 2Combine dates, baking soda and boiling water. Let cool.
  • 3Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and beat until fluffy.
  • 4Stir in cocoa, flour and salt. Mix in cooled date mixture.
  • 5Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts, chocolate chips and brown sugar.
  • 6We 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!
  • 7Bake for 40 minutes. Let cool.

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About CHOCOLATE CHIP DATE NUT CAKE

Course/Dish: Cakes