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Chocolate Chip Date Cake

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Ingredients
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Baking soda 4 3⁄4 Teaspoon, divided
  Dates 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs), divided
  Baking powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2
  All purpose flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Semi-sweet chocolate chips 6 Ounce
Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.
Grease an 8-inch square pan.
In a small pot, bring the water to a boil.
Add 4 1/2 teaspoons baking soda and dates.
Set aside to cool slightly.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, cream together butter, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with each addition.
Alternately add flour and water-date mixture.
Mix well.
Pour into prepared pan.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over top.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar over top of chocolate chips.
Do not stir.
Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until sides of cake pull away from the sides of the pan.
Do not test with toothpick as it will be coated with chocolate and the cake may not appear to be done.
To serve, leave in the pan and cut into squares.
Or, cool cake completely, cut into small squares and place each square in a paper muffin cup.
Arrange muffin cups on a pretty platter.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Date
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes

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