West Haven Chocolate Cake Recipe

Step 1

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

Things You'll Need

  • 8oz Dates; pitted, chopped
  • 1c Boiling water
  • 2tb Cocoa; baking
  • 1c Shortening; vegetable
  • 2ea Eggs; large
  • 1/2c Walnuts; chopped
  • 1ts Baking soda
  • 1 3/4c Flour; unbleached, sifted
  • 1/2ts Salt
  • 1c Sugar
  • 6oz Semisweet chocolate chips

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