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       Title: Chocolate Chip-Date Cake
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 1 servings
       1 c  Dates; chopped
       1 c  Sugar
       1 ts Baking soda
   1 1/4 c  Flour
       3 tb Flour
   1 1/2 c  Boiling water
     3/4 ts Baking powder
     1/2 c  Shortening
     1/4 ts Salt
       2    Eggs; well beaten
       6 oz Chocolate chips
     1/2 c  Chopped nuts
     1/2 c  Sugar
   I first tasted this cake 28 years ago at a Family Reunion,
   and have enjoyed it many times since.
   Pour boiling water over dates and baking soda; mix and let
   cool. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar; add
   beaten eggs and mix well. Add cooled date mixture and blend
   together. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together, and
   add to date mixture. Mix well. Pour into a greased and
   floured 9x13-inch pan. Over top of cake batter add evenly:
   chocolate chips, sugar and nuts. Bake at 350` for 30-35
   Contributed by Helen Jolly.  Formatted by Olivia Liebermann