Chocolate Date Cake II

Chocolate Date Cake II


"This is a moist cake that is easy to make especially if you buy the packaged chopped dates. My family loves it."


1 h 5 m servings 439 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 439 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 64.7g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 395 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. In a mixing bowl or small saucepan, pour the boiling water over the chopped dates. Set aside. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then mix in the flour mixture. Add in the dates with the soaking liquid, and stir until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. In an another bowl, combine the chocolate chips, walnuts, and remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Sprinkle mixture over top of cake. and bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before serving.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before serving.
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  1. 12 Ratings


I love this cake - the only adjustment my family makes is the topping which is 1/4 c flour, 1/4 sugar 1 tbs cinnamon and 2 tbs butter softened - mis till crumbly then put on top of cake then add...

This is a wonderful cake. Try it reheated and topped with icecream for a real treat. I also add 2 Tbls. of dark rum to the liquid and dates, but allow the cake to sit a couple of days to rip...

this cake has great textures and with the dates and nuts is fairly good for you, too. The topping is crunchy, the middle is smooth and the bottom for mine was slightly chewy. It looks nice, too...

Delicious! I made this cake recipe into muffins and they were great - moist and tasty.

Too much sugar for the topping, otherwise it tasted good.

I love this recipe, it reminds me of my mom as she use to make this when my sister and I were growing up. She would always add way more chocolate chips! I only altered it slightly by using only...

This is an amazing cake. It's not terribly pretty on the plate, but you can cover up a lot of imperfections with Cool Whip or vanilla ice cream. I'm lazy so I always buy the dates already chop...

I really enjoyed. Followed recipe exactly. It was sweet, but I like sweet things. Tasted good both warm and room temp.

Cake was certainly moist and a variation on standard chocolate cake but it didn't quite pack the flavour in for the calories it most likely has. Wouldn't recommend for a special occassion but g...