------------- Recipe Extracted from Meal-Master (tm) v6.14 ------------------
      Title: Party Date
 Categories: Cakes Desserts Londontowne   
   Servings: 25
       3 c  Dates, cut up                   1 1/2 c  Shortening 
       3 c  Boiling water                       6 ea Eggs 
       3 t  Baking soda                         3 T  Cocoa 
       4 c  Sugar                           4 1/2 c  Flour 
       1 c  Chopped nuts                        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