This turned into a sliceable FUDGE PUDDING CAKE (!) by a happy accident of using only 1-1/2 C. flour (instead of 2-1/2). Also two substitutions: (a) buttermilk instead of the unavailable apple juice concentrate, and (b) 1 C. date filling (a paste-like product of local date growers, quite inexpensive and gives the batter a nice dark color) instead of the raisins and chopped dates. It stayed very moist during baking but the top was firm after 40 min. (with turbo). Sliced into small squares while still warm and rushed to a community potluck; it disappeared quickly, proably a hit with preschoolers. A few we stashed at home were fine the next day. Next time I'd add cinnamon, which I favor in any chocolate cake.
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This turned into a sliceable FUDGE PUDDING CAKE (!) by a happy accident of using only 1-1/2 C....