Date Chocolate Chip Cake

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We got this recipe from Vicki, the gal who has cut our hair for forever. Literally, she’s been cutting our hair since before I was born, so for 16+ years. Vicki is constantly baking, and always has a yummy treat to share when we go to get our haircut.

Date Chocolate Chip Cake was one of those treats, and it’s delicious. Right about now, you might be clicking away from this post because of that ominous word: dates. But keep reading, because this cake is more than worth it. Dates aren’t normally something that we like to eat around here, but this is a huge exception. The dates add a really unique flavor and a ton of moisture. The cake turns out rich and chocolate-y and super moist…in other words, it’s amazing.

Preheat oven to 350*. Put dates into boiling water, and set aside to cool.

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Cream butter and sugar.

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Beat in two eggs and add vanilla.

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Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and cocoa.

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The dates will look really weird once they have finished softening and are cool. Don’t worry, that’s how they are supposed to look- here is a picture of the dates once they have cooled…

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Mix in cooled dates and water…

date chocolate chip cake 9I know. This looks a lot like throw-up. But have no fear! That’s how it’s supposed to look, and it will be delicious once you’re done.

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Stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Pour into greased 8″x8″ pan and sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips over the top.

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Bake 55 minutes at 350* or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

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Travis was more than happy to help with this one…

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Date Chocolate Chip Cake

1 cup (2 sticks) of butter

1 cup sugar

1 cup dates, dried and chopped

1 cup of boiling water

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 3/4 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 Tablespoon cocoa powder

3/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350*

Put dates into boiling water, and set aside to cool.

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in two eggs and add vanilla. Mix in cooled dates and water, and flour, baking soda, baking powder and cocoa. Stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.

Pour into greased 8″x8″ pan and sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips over the top.

Bake 55 minutes at 350* or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Jordan

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