Cho-Chip Date Cake

This recipe is delicious!!


1 c. chopped dates

1 tsp. baking soda

2 eggs

1 tsp. salt

1 c. sugar

½ c. shortening

1¼ c. + 2 tbsp. flour

¾ tsp. baking soda

Cover dates and 1 tsp. baking soda with 1½ c. boiling water.  Let cool.  Cream sugar, shortening and 2 eggs beaten.  Add cooled date mixture.  Mix flour, ¾ tsp. baking soda and salt.  Add to date and sugar mixture.  Pour into greased and floured 9 x 13 cake pan.


½ c. chopped nuts

½ c. sugar

6 oz. chocolate chips

Sprinkle over top of cake before baking (be sure to sprinkle sugar on last).  Start baking at 375°.  After it starts baking, cut to 350°.  Bake 30-40 minutes.


Submitted by Patty Peterson, Wisconsin

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