Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

Prep Time:

45 min

Cook Time:

1 hour

Serves:

12 slices

Level:

Intermediate

About the Recipe

Leif's grandmother made a date nut loaf cake once, and 4-year-old Leif commented that it would be better with chocolate. This is the recipe she ended up with.

Ingredients

3 cups flour

1 tsp salt

2 cups dates

2 tsp baking soda

2 cups boiling water

½ cup shortening

1½ cup sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups chocolate chips

Preparation

Mix flour and salt, set aside. Cut up dates and sprinkle with baking soda, cover with water; set aside. In mixing bowl cream shortening and sugar together. Add eggs one at a time and then date mixture a little at a time alternating with flour mixture. Add vanilla and chocolate chips.

Pour into greased 9" × 5"pan and bake at 350°F until done (a little less than an hour, maybe an hour).

This one tastes even better after being frozen.