SURPRISE CAKE - ORIGINAL RECIPE

 

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Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1-1/4 cups PLUS 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1-6 ounce package (1 cup) chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts OR pecans)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Cool Whip, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9 x 13 inch pan.
  • Pour boiling water over dates and soda. Stir. Set aside to cool.
  • Stir together flour, 3/4 teaspoon soda, and salt.
  • Mix shortening and sugar. Add eggs. - Gradually, mix in dry ingredients. Add dates mixture.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, nuts, and sugar.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes.
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Notes

This recipe has been a family favorite for generations. It is nice during hot weather OR if you don't want the mess of frosting/icing. Top with Cool Whip or whipped cream, if desired.

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