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Chocolate Chip Date Nut Cake

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"This has always been a family favorite. Very rich!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch cake Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 30 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. Bring water to a boil. Pour over chopped dates and baking soda. Let stand until cool. Stir in the sugar, flour, mayonnaise, and salt. Mix until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Mix the brown sugar, chopped nuts, and chocolate chips together. Sprinkle over top of batter.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 to 45 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 25, 2009

This recipe sounds like the one my Mother use to make when I was a young girl. After her death her recipes were lost in the moving. I do remember that my mother never did anything with the topping until after the cake was baked, she would put the topping on after the cake was baked then popped it back in the oven and broiled it. It always came out wonderful. I will try this recipe and see if it is the same as my Mothers. Thank You so Very Much for posting this recipes. God Bless.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 24, 2003

Has anyone tried this? My family was very disappointed as the only good about it was the topping. It was heavy and chewy and tasteless.

 

7 Ratings

Mar 16, 2007

This recipe is easy to make and is a very moist cake. My Mom has made this for years and it is a family favorite. Even people that say they don't like dates,just love this cake.

 
Dec 23, 2004

When I tried this recipe I sifted my dry ingredients first before adding to the dates/water. I mixed the baking soda with the dry ingredients. I also mixed together the mayo and sugar together and added everything into this. I don't know if this made a difference, but our cake came out moist, not heavy & dense. But it isn't a light and airy cake either. I cut it into small squares and served at my hubby's staff holiday party. Everyone loved it and a few ladies asked for the recipe. I omitted the nuts too, and lightly floured my pan.

 
Dec 11, 2008

Topping ingredients are WAY OFF. I ended up using 1 cup (of each) nuts, brown sugar and chocolate chips.

 
Jan 18, 2005

I enjoyed this cake, as did my husband, but overall it lacked pizzazz. Perhaps I'll experiment with using molasses and brown sugar for a darker cake and maybe some cloves, nutmeg and allspice for some kick to it.

 
Jan 24, 2006

I think this would be very good if made by the recipe. I tried to double the amount of topping, so it got a little burnt before the cake got done. It was still good, though. I will try it again and follow the recipe next time!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 203 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 123 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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