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Ingredients

1 cup chopped dates
1-1/2 cups boiling water
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 cup shortening (margarine)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1-3/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package (12 ounces) chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

Combine dates, boiling water and baking soda. Let cool.

Mix in order the shortening, 1 cup sugar, eggs, flour, baking soda and salt. Add date mixture.

Pour batter into greased and floured 9x13-inch pan. Cover top of cake with chocolate chips and 1/2 cup sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

Mary Lou Lyle
Rock Island



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