This is a moist cake that is easy to make especially if you buy the packaged chopped dates. My family loves it.
Chocolate Date Cake II
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1 (8 ounce) package chopped dates
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan. In a mixing bowl or small saucepan, pour the boiling water over the chopped dates. Set aside. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
2 In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then mix in the flour mixture. Add in the dates with the soaking liquid, and stir until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
3 In an another bowl, combine the chocolate chips, walnuts, and remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Sprinkle mixture over top of cake. and bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before serving.
4 Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before serving.