Amish Date Cake

1 cup chopped dates
1 1/2 cups boiling water with 1 tsp baking soda
Pour over dates, Let cool.
Cream 1/2 cup shortening
Add 1 cup sugar with 2 beaten eggs
Add 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda
Pour into a 9×13 pan.
Put on top:
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup nuts


Instructions say Don’t overbake, No temperature included. I would try 350
for 35 minutes.



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