Chocolate Chip Date Cake

Louisiana Cooking Magazine

Photo by Gina B.
Adapted from tasteofhome.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Adapted from tasteofhome.com

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2

    cup chopped dates

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1

    cup boiling water

  • 3/4

    cup shortening

  • 1-1/4

    cups sugar, divided

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1 1/3

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 4 1/2

    teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/4

    cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1

    cup chopped walnuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 350° and spray 13 x 9 baking pan with nonstick spray. Place dates and 1 teaspoon baking soda in a large bowl. Stir in boiling water; cool completely. In another large bowl, cream shortening and 1 cup sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Combine the flour, salt and cocoa powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with date mixture. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining sugar; walnuts, and chocolate chips. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

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