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Date Cake with Chocolate Icing Recipe

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This recipe for Date Cake with Chocolate Icing, by , is from Endangered Recipes: Too Good To Be Forgotten, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Dianne & Ewen McEwen
Added: Wednesday, July 27, 2005


3 eggs
1 1/2 c. pitted dates, sliced thin
1/ 1/2 c. water
1 tsp. soda
3/4 c. butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 1/4 c. cake flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. water
1 square unsweetened chocolate
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 T. corn starch
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 T. butter

Bring water to boil. Stir in baking soda and pour over dates. Let stand until cool.
Cream the butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar and mix thoroughly. Add one egg at a time, mixing.
Stir baking powder, cinnamon and salt into flour.
Slowly add flour mixture to egg-butter mixture alternately with dates. Stir in vanilla.
Pour into prepared tube pan and bake 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees.
While cake is baking, prepare icing.
Heat the water and chocolate in saucepan until chocolate melts.
Mix together sugar and corn starch.
Add sugar mixture to chocolate mixture and continue to cook and stir until thick.
Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla.
Beat and frost cooled cake.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a cake Dianne's sisters often baked without the recipe nearby.




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