Chocolate Chip Date Cake

Chocolate chip data cake

Uncle John always asked for this cake for his birthday. Grandma Haines would always make this to bring camping because it stays nice and moist for several days,

Serves 8

Preheat oven to 350º

1 cup dates

1 ¼ cups boiling water

1 teaspoon baking soda


¾ cup shortening

1 cup sugar

2 eggs


2 cups flour

¼  teaspoon salt

1 Tablespoon cocoa


¼ cup sugar

1 small package chocolate chips

½ cup walnuts


Combine dates, boiling water, and baking soda in a small bowl.  In a mixer, cream together shortening, sugar, then 2 eggs.  Add date/water/soda mixture. Sift together flour, salt, and cocoa. Add to mixer and stir to combine.

Pour cake into greased 9 x 13 pan.  Combine topping ingredients (sugar, chocolate chips, walnuts) into a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over cake.

Bake 40 minutes.


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