*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                          Self-Frosting Date Cake
 Recipe By     : Calvary Collections
 Serving Size  : 15   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      cup           chopped dates
    1      teaspoon      baking soda
    1 1/4  cups          boiling water
      3/4  cup           shortening
    1      cup           sugar
    2                    eggs
    1 2/3  cups          flour
    1      teaspoon      baking powder
      3/4  teaspoon      salt
      1/2  cup           firmly packed brown sugar
      1/2  cup           chopped pecans or walnuts
    1      6 oz pkg      semisweet chocolate morsels
 Stir dates and soda into boiling water; set aside, and let cool. 
 Cream shortening; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well at medium 
 speed on mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each 
 addition. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed 
 mixture alternately with date mixture, beginning and ending with 
 flour mixture. Mix after each addition. Pour batter into a greased 
 and floured 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Combine brown sugar, pecans and 
 chocolate morsels; sprinkle over top of batter. Bake at 350° for 40 
 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let 
 cool in pan on a wire rack. 15 servings.
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 NOTES : Tootie Notes: Please try this with my date sauce-recipe I 
 believe was posted a few months ago with my recipe for date nut bread.
  The sauce just smothers this with goodness.