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       Title: Party Date
  Categories: Cakes, Londontowne
       Yield: 25 servings
       3 c  Dates, cut up                       3 tb Cocoa
   1 1/2 c  Shortening                          4 c  Sugar
       3 c  Boiling water                   4 1/2 c  Flour
       6 ea Eggs                                1 c  Chopped nuts
       3 ts Baking soda                         2 c  Chocolate bits
   Mix dates and water and allow to cool. Combine 3c sugar, shortening, eggs,
   cocoa and flour. Add baking soda to date mixture and combine. Pour into 2
   greased loaf pans and sprinkle with topping of 1c sugar, nuts and
   chocolate bits. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Slice and serve
   hot. Garnish with whipped cream.
   Mrs. Henry D. Chaplin