West haven cake

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ pounds Dates; cut in half
1 cup Hot water
1 teaspoon Soda
1 cup Sugar
½ cup Shortening
¼ teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs; beaten
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1¾ cup Flour
1 teaspoon Cocoa
½ cup Pecans; whole
1 Chocolate chips; small pack ge

Over dates, pour hot water with soda. Let cool. Cream sugar and shortening. Add dates and salt. Add eggs, vanilla and flour sifted with cocoa. Pour in 9 x 13" pan. Sprinkle pecans and chocolate chips over dough in pan. Bake 40 minutes in moderate (350 degree) oven.

Serve with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.

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