Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Chocolate Chip Date Cake

Chocolate Chip Date Cake is a recipe given to me by my mother-in-law. Because it lacks icing, it is not overly sweet. But it is delicious! (I did make a few changes to adjust to altitude, etc.)

1 cup sugar
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup Crisco
1 tsp. vanilla

1 3/4 cup flour*
1/2 tsp. baking soda*
1/4 tsp salt*
*dry ingredients

1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
sugar (about 1 TBS)

Date Mixture:
Do this step first to allow cooling while rest of ingredients are assembled

1 1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup cut-up dates
1 tsp. baking soda
add dates and soda to boiling water

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs & vanilla. Alternately add dry ingredients and date/water mixture. Pour into greased 9x13 pan. Top with 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup nuts and sprinle sugar over all.

Bake 25-30 minutes in 350` degrees F oven

1 comment:

s.j.simon said...

lol. did you know that chocolate was banned in switzerland for many years. read this