blind date cake

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Nancy Allen
from Wentzville, MO

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.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 16 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For blind date cake

  • 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

How To Make blind date cake

  • 1
    Preheat 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.
  • 2
    Cream 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.
  • 3
    Stir 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.
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