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Take-Along Chocolate Chip-Date Cake

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12
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A great snack cake to take to PTA meetings, potlucks and picnics. Or wrap up a piece for your briefcase or lunch box!

Ingredients

Dates

1 1/4
cups boiling water
1
cup chopped dates
1
teaspoon baking soda

Chocolate Chip Topping

1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2
cup chopped nuts
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, softened

Cake

1 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
2/3
cup vegetable oil
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
eggs

Directions

  • 1 In large bowl, pour boiling water on dates. Stir in 1 teaspoon baking soda. Cool about 15 minutes or until lukewarm.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix all topping ingredients; set aside.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. Stir all cake ingredients into date mixture. Pour into ungreased 9-inch square pan. Sprinkle with topping.
  • 4 Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 2 hours.

Expert Tips

Store leftover dates, airtight, at room temperature for up to 6 months. Or refrigerate them for up to a year.

Add a new flavor dimension to this snack cake by replacing the chocolate chips with peanut butter, butterscotch or white baking chips.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
30%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
330mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
54g
18%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
35g
35%
Protein
5g
5%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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