Take-Along Chocolate Chip-Date Cake

Take-Along Chocolate Chip-Date Cake

A great snack cake to take to PTA meetings, potlucks and picnics. Or wrap up a piece for your briefcase or lunch box!

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

3:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

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
  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.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Planned-Overs
Store leftover dates, airtight, at room temperature for up to 6 months. Or refrigerate them for up to a year.
Substitution
Add a new flavor dimension to this snack cake by replacing the chocolate chips with peanut butter, butterscotch or white baking chips.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 410
    • (Calories from Fat 180),
  • Total Fat 20g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 330mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 54g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 35g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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 Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.