Date and Chocolate Cake

    Date and Chocolate Cake

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

    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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