Chocolate Date Cake I Be The First To Review By Anonymous recipe Comments | 0 Favorites | 1 Print My Mothers recipe. Great for snacking or you can frost it for a more special cake. One of my family’s favorites. Chocolate Date Cake I Ingredients 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped1 cup boiling water1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt3 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder1 cup white sugar1/2 cup butter2 eggs1/2 cup chopped walnuts1 cup semisweet chocolate chips Instructions 1 Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan. 2 In a small bowl, combine dates with boiling water. Set aside to cool. 3 In a medium bowl, mix flour, soda, salt and cocoa. Set aside. 4 Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs. Add flour mixture alternating with cooled date mixture. Fold in chopped nuts and 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips to mixture. 5 Spread batter into 9×13 inch pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips over top. 6 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into middle of cake comes out clean.