This is an easy home made cake with a delicious crunchy topping on a super moist cake! It is not super sweet but rather you taste the cocoa. People tend to put to much of the toppings on, big mistake stick to the recipe amounts! Dates are some times hard to find, so I order my chopped dates on line in 8oz pks. Dromedary are my favorite, but Sun Maid , or Dole are good too.Enjoy!