West Haven Chocolate Cake

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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 8
    ounces dates, pitted, chopped
  • 1
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 1
    cup water, boiling
  • 1 34
    cups flour, unbleached, sifted
  • 2
    tablespoons cocoa, baking
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    cup shortening, vegetable
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 6
    ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 12
    cup walnuts, chopped
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine dates, baking soda, and boiling water in a small bowl.
  • Cool to room terperature.
  • Sift together the flour, cocoa, and salt; set aside.
  • Cream the shortening and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, using an electric mixer at medium speed.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Blend in date mixture.
  • Then stir in dry ingredients.
  • Pour into a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree F. oven for 35 minutes or until cake tests done.
  • Cool in pan on rack.
  • Cut into squares and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
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