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Print This Delicious and Healthy Chocolate Date Cake Recipe

Chocolate Date Cake Recipe

Recipe by ; Just the thought of grannies cakes starts my tastes buds a spinning. The wholesomeness of cooking with fresh eggs and butter, the little added surprise ingredients like dates that would makes her cakes better than anyones elses in the family. As I had suspected, this cake was even better after sitting overnight. The flavors really had a chance to meld, yet each one still shone through in its own way.

1/2 pound Cut up dates
1 tsp Baking soda
1 cube Butter or margarine
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 1/2 cups Flour
pinch of Salt
1 Tb Baking Cocoa
1 cup Chopped Walnuts
1 jumbo Bar Hershey Chocolate

Oven Temp ~ 375°
Baking Time ~ 30 -
Pan Type ~ 11 x 13 inch cake pan
Preheat oven, grease and flour cake pan.

Pour 1 cup boiling water over dates and soda - let stand.
Melt 1 cube butter or margarine (not whipped)
and pour over 1 cup white sugar.
Beat 2 eggs and add them to sugar mixture.
Mix in 1-1/2 cups flour, a pinch of salt (1/8 teaspoon) and 1 Tablespoon baking cocoa to mixture. Pour off water from dates for liquid and beat. Add dates and mix in. Pour into greased and floured 11x13 pan. Chop 1 cup walnuts and sprinkle over batter. Chop a JUMBO Hershey bar and put on top of walnuts. Bake Chocolate Date Cake until toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool in pan, cut like brownies. So yummy with a cold glass of milk.

Enjoy my Chocolate Date Cake Recipe!! Vi

Serves 16
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 67g
Calories 280
Calories from Fat 122
Total Fat 13.5g 21%
Saturated Fat 5.5g 28%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 148mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 37.6g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Sugars 25.9g
Protein 4.9g
Vitamin A 5% • Vitamin C 1% • Calcium 4% • Iron 6%

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User Comments


Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?

Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.

Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.

And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!