06/02/2014 Chocolate Chip Date Cake

Chocolate Chip Date Cake

Recipe Courtesy of George Mohr

Cake:

1 cup chopped dates
1 ½ cups boiling water
1 tsp. soda
½ cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 ¼ cups + 3 Tbsp. flour
¼ tsp. salt
1/3 tsp. soda

Topping:

1 (6 ounce) package chocolate chips
½ cup sugar
½ cup chopped nuts

Pour boiling water over soda and dates. Set aside to cool.

Cream shortening and sugar.

Beat in eggs.

Add date mixture to this.

Sift together flour, salt and soda.

Combine with other ingredients and mix well.

Pour in a greased 9×13 inch cake pan.

Sprinkle with topping.

Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees.

**Would be great served warm with ice cream or cool whip.**