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Date Cake

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Ingredients
  Canned applesauce 16 Ounce
  Pitted dates 12 Ounce, cut up (1 Package)
  Baking soda 1 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Unsifted flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 18 Tablespoon (1 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoon)
  Eggs 2
  Semi-sweet chocolate chips 6 Ounce
  Chopped walnut meats 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Grease and flour a baking pan 13x9x2".
In a medium saucepan, bring applesauce to a boil, remove from heat, stir in dates and 1 tsp.soda.
Cool.
On waxed paper, thoroughly stir together the flour, remaining 3/4 tsp soda and the salt.
In a large mixing bowl cream shortening and 1 cup sugar; stir in applesauce mixture.
Turn into prepared pan.
Stir together the remaining 2 tbs sugar, chocolate chips and nuts.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until a cake tester inserted in center comes out free of batter.
Cool cake in pan on wire rack; cut in pan.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Date

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