Chocolate Date Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cocoa
  • 1 well beaten egg
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions:

  • Mix together dates, hot water and baking soda.  Let cool
  • Cream sugar, shortening, salt and vanilla
  • Add date mixture, flour, baking soda, cocoa and egg
  • Place in greased 9×13 pan
  • Top with chocolate chips and chopped nuts
  • Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.
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