Christmas Date Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by RandiDB

from Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pour boiling water over the dates, add the soda (it foams up a bit) and set them aside to cool.
  2. While they're cooling, mix together in a large mixing bowl the butter, 2 cups sugar, the eggs, salt and flour.
  3. One this is thoroughly mixed, add the cooled date mixture to the bowl and stir thoroughly.
  4. Butter and flour a 9x13 inch cake pan (the cake rises about 1 1/2 inches, so make sure the sides are tall enough). Pour the batter in the pan.
  5. Sprinkle the following on top, in this order, before baking: the chocolate chips, 1 cup sugar, nuts.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for 80 minutes. A cake tester or long toothpick should come out clean one inch from the center when the cake is done.
  7. Let the cake cool in a pan on a wire rack. It can be served slightly warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

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