Date and Chocolate Cake

    (15)
    1 hour 5 minutes

    This is a great moist date cake that is made even better by the addition of chocolate. Works well for lunch boxes and picnics.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 1 1/4 cups (310ml) boiling water
    • 250g chopped dates
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon cocoa
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 185g butter
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • Cake Topping
    • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup (125g) white sugar
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

    Directions
    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 22x33cm cake tin.
    2. In a mixing bowl or small saucepan pour the boiling water over the chopped dates. Set aside.
    3. Sift together the flour, cocoa, bicarb soda and salt.
    4. In a large bowl cream together the butter and 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 cake tin.
    5. Cake Topping: In an another bowl combine the chocolate chips, walnuts and sugar. Sprinkle mixture over top of cake and bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool before serving.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool before serving.
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    15

    I love this cake - the only adjustment my family makes is the topping which is 1/4 c flour, 1/4 sugar 1 tbs cinnamon and 2 tbs butter softened - mis till crumbly then put on top of cake then add chips and walnuts! Great for a party and if you feel adventurous you can make it in a bundt pan and just reverse the order of the layer!  -  21 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    7

    This is a wonderful cake. Try it reheated and topped with icecream for a real treat. I also add 2 Tbls. of dark rum to the liquid and dates, but allow the cake to sit a couple of days to ripen. Thanks.  -  11 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    4

    this cake has great textures and with the dates and nuts is fairly good for you, too. The topping is crunchy, the middle is smooth and the bottom for mine was slightly chewy. It looks nice, too, without alot of work.  -  13 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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