Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 8 oz Dates; Pitted, Chopped

  2. 1 c ;Boiling Water

  3. 2 tb Cocoa; Baking

  4. 1 c Shortening; Vegetable

  5. 2 Eggs; Large

  6. 1/2 c Walnuts; Chopped

  7. 1 ts Baking Soda

  8. 3/4 c Flour; Unbleached, Sifted

  9. 1/2 ts Salt

  10. 1 c Sugar

  11. 6 oz Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Combine dates, baking soda, and boiling water in a small bowl. Cool to room terperature. Sift together the flour, cocoa, and salt; set aside. Cream the shortening and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, using an electric mixer at medium speed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in date mixture. Then stir in dry ingredients. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree F. oven for 35 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pan on rack. Cut into squares and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.


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