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Chocolate Chip Date Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Marge Braker
Added: Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
cup shortening (butter works)
2 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon salt
TOPPING:
to cup sugar
6 ounces chocolate chips
cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
1. Pour boiling water over dates and soda in a small bowl. Let cool to lukewarm.
2. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 9x13 inch cake pan.
3. Combine ingredients as directed below.

In a large bowl, beat together the shortening and sugar until creamy and smooth. Add the eggs and beat well. Add the cooled date mixture, mixing well.
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add to sugar and egg mixture, mixing well.

Spread cake batter in a 9 x 13 inch greased pan. Sprinkle - cup of sugar evenly over the batter. Then sprinkle 1 cup or 6 ounces of chocolate chips over the batter. Sprinkle on nuts if using.

Bake for 30-35 minutes until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Refrigerate leftovers if weather is warm, as the cake is so moist it may mold.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
9-12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My mother Irene Braker made this cake decades ago and I still enjoy making it and serving it. With real whipped cream of course!
PS. The dates dissolve, so date-haters would never know.

 

 

 

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