Chocolate Chip Date Cake

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

A rich chocolate cake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Pour boiling water over dates and set aside to cool.
  3. Mix 1 cup sugar, oil, eggs, cocoa, dates with water, baking soda, salt and vanilla together and blend well.
  4. Stir in the flour until well blended.
  5. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13-inch cake pan.
  6. Sprinkle the topping ingredients on top of cake mixture in this order: chocolate chips, walnuts and sugar.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool.
Most Helpful

I just made this and goodness me, it's absolutely delicious! Moist and soft, the only negative I have about it is that the taste of date isn't too prominent so next time (oh and there's definitely gonna be a next time), I shall add more dates. Thank you so much :)

SabbyAz April 09, 2011

A lovely moist cake. Not all that chocolatey, but the dates give it a rich flavor. My kids helped me make it... and gobble it up!

Kate #2 February 16, 2008

THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU! My Mom used to make this, and never wrote down the recipe. She pasted away without writing down a lot of her recipes. I have been looking all over the internet for this cake. It is FANTASTIC! She usually served it with real whipped cream on top.

GRANNYLKM April 24, 2006