Recipe by Great Granny Vi; 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
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
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
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!