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Chocolate Date Cake


  • 1/2 lb. cut up dates + 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cube butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • a pinch of salt
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  • 1 Tbsp. baking cocoa
  • 1 Jumbo Hershey bar
  • Walnuts


Pour 1 cup boiling water over dates and soda - let stand.

Melt 1 cube butter or margarine (not whipped) and pour over 1 cup white sugar. Beat 2 eggs and add to sugar mixture

Mix in 1-1/2 cups flour, a pinch of salt and 1 Tablespoon baking cocoa to mixture. Pour off water from dates for liquid and beat. Add dates and mix in.

Pour into greased and floured 11x13 pan. Chop 1 cup walnuts and sprinkle over batter. Chop a JUMBO Hershey bar and put on top of walnuts Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool in pan. cut like brownies. ENJOY With a cold glass of milk!

By Great Granny Vi from Moorpark, CA

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October 27, 20050 found this helpful

This sounds delicious - but what is a "cube" of butter? Please let us know.

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October 27, 20050 found this helpful

A cube of butter is 1/4 pound or 8 Tablespoons of butter.

Susan from ThriftyFun

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