Aunt Virginia's Chocolate Chip Cake

This is baked in a tube pan.


Aunt Virginia's Chocolate Chip Cake


1 package chopped dates
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup hot water
Combine above and let stand
6 oz. chocolate chips
1 cup crisco
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup nuts

Cream sugar and Crisco, add eggs.sift flour,salt,cocoa and add to sugar mixture. Mix well then add date mixture plus 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
Mix well and pour into a tube pan. Sprinkle over cake mixture 1/2 chocolate chips and 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Bake 350 degrees for 55 minutes.


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