8 oz Dates; Pitted, Chopped
1 c ;Boiling Water
2 tb Cocoa; Baking
1 c Shortening; Vegetable
2 Eggs; Large
1/2 c Walnuts; Chopped
1 ts Baking Soda
1 3/4 c Flour; Unbleached, Sifted
1/2 ts Salt
1 c Sugar
6 oz Semisweet Chocolate Chips
Combine dates, baking soda, and boiling water in a small bowl. Cool to
Sift together the flour, cocoa, and salt; set aside.
Cream the shortening and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, using an electric mixer at medium speed.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in date mixture. Then stir in dry ingredients.
Pour into a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree F. oven for 35 minutes or until cake tests done.
Cool in pan on rack.
Cut into squares and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.