Self-frosting date cake

Yield: 15 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Chopped dates
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1¼ cup Boiling water
¾ cup Shortening
1 cup Sugar
2 \N Eggs
1⅔ cup Flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
¾ teaspoon Salt
½ cup Firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup Chopped pecans or walnuts
1 \N 6 oz pkg semisweet chocolate morsels

Stir dates and soda into boiling water; set aside, and let cool. Cream shortening; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well at medium speed on mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with date mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix after each addition. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13x9x2 inch baking pan.

Combine brown sugar, pecans and chocolate morsels; sprinkle over top of batter. Bake at 350ø for 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan on a wire rack. 15 servings.

Recipe by: Calvary Collections

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