Chocolate Date Cake

16
Servings
20m
Prep Time
40m
Cook Time
1h
Ready In


"My mom got this recipe from our next door neighbor when I was a child, Becky Corwin. When I was a child, she made it a lot and I hated the dates in it. But I'm ready to try it again because my tastes have matured a lot. If you don't like dates, I'm thinking you could sub in raisons or dried figs."

Original recipe yields 16 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (89.7 g)
  • Calories 297.6
  • Total Fat - 14.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 49.3 mg
  • Sodium - 333.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 39.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 24.7 g
  • Protein - 4.1 g
  • Calcium - 25 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9x13 baking pan (or use cooking spray).

Step 2

Mix chopped dates, boiling water and 1 teaspoon baking soda in small bowl. Set aside.

Step 3

Cream butter or margarine with 1 cup sugar. Blend in eggs, cocoa, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and salt.

Step 4

Add some flour to the butter mixture, then some of the date mixture. Repeat until all is mixed, but end with the flour. Batter should be runny.

Step 5

Pour batter into prepared baking pan and sift 1/2 cup sugar on top of batter.

Step 6

Sprinkle with chocolate chips and pecans.

Step 7

Bake for 40 minutes. Serve warm or cooled.

Tips & Variations


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