Moist Chocolate Chip Date Cake Recipe
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Moist Chocolate Chip Date Cake Recipe

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"I remember begging my mother to make this moist cake back in the '50s," says Kathy Frees from Fergus Falls, Minnesota. "Instead of sticky frosting, it's covered with sugar and nuts and is a wonderful treat to take along on picnics."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 299 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 159 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place dates and 1 teaspoon baking soda in a large bowl. Stir in boiling water; cool completely.
  2. In another large bowl, cream shortening and 1 cup sugar. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, salt and remaining baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with date mixture.
  3. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining sugar; top with chocolate chips and nuts.
  4. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Date Cake in Country Woman July/August 2004

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 299 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 159 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

very good

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Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

Yummy! I used walnuts instead of pecans and I served it with whipped topping. It was very good that way.

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Reviewed Aug. 5, 2010

Have tried walnuts and milk chocolate chips with just as delicious results!

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Reviewed Aug. 5, 2010

If you don't like dates this cake will change your mind! I can't say enough about it, delicious! So easy to make and take to picnics and pot lucks. Never have to worry about trans porting and messing up your frosting. My most requested recipe. Highly recommended!

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