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West Haven Chocolate Cake

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Category: Chocolate, Cakes, Desserts, Fruit

 Ingredients List

  • 8 oz Dates; Pitted, Chopped
  • 1 ts Baking Soda
  • 1 c ;Boiling Water
  • 1 3/4 c Flour; Unbleached, Sifted
  • 2 tb Cocoa; Baking
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 c Shortening; Vegetable
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 2 Eggs; Large
  • 6 oz Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 c Walnuts; Chopped


Combine dates, baking soda, and boiling water in a small bowl. Cool to room
terperature. 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.

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