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West Haven Cake

Ingredients 

FOR THE DATES:

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped dates

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

FOR THE TOPPING:

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Spray a 9×13” baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Place the dates in a small bowl. Pour the boiling water over the dates and sprinkle with baking soda. Mix to combine. Set this mixture aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter together until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla and egg. Mix again.
  • Add the date mixture and mix until combined.
  • Add the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Mix just until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle with the brown sugar, walnuts and chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the cake tests done.

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