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Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Chocolate Chip Cake, by , is from Susie and Beth's Favorites, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Mary Dixon
Added: Tuesday, May 29, 2007


1 c. chopped dates
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. hot water
1 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
2 eggs well beaten
1 c. flour
1 T. cocoa (heaping)
tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
c. chopped nuts

Add soda to chopped dates, cover with water and cook. Let cool. Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and mix well. Add shifted ingredients, then vanilla and date mixture
Pour into greased 9x13 pan and sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts. Bake 375 for 40 minutes.




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