Date Cake is straightforward and heavenly. It's spotted with chocolate chips and walnuts and finished with shining sugar.

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At our home, we cherish formulas that help us to remember family and bring back youth recollections, similar to the No Bake Cookies my mom used to make my sibling and I. This formula for date cake has been in Eric's family for a considerable length of time and it's one of his supreme most loved pastries since it helps him to remember his grandmother. In the early phases of our relationship, Eric sent me a photograph of this cake and requesting that I go out on the town with him. Thinking back, I think his little play on words and love for cake may be what fixed our destiny.

Since Elle is very nearly two, she's truly beginning to comprehend the Christmas season. She's basically fixated on each Christmas melody she hears and venerates each and every Santa she sees – even the adolescent Santa wearing rec center shoes we chanced upon at Walmart. Christmas through her eyes has made this otherworldly time of year significantly more uncommon. Also, we're almost certain it's exclusive going to show signs of improvement as every year passes.

We truly need to make significant recollections and conventions for her to anticipate every single year. Things like going by Santa, driving around to see Christmas lights, choosing things for the toy drive and heavenly family formulas that she'll take up with the Christmas season. What's more, there was truly no preferred place to begin once again with Eric's grandmother's date cake.

Eric has such affectionate recollections of his grandmother making the Christmas season additional uncommon – merrier, brighter. One of his fondest recollections was her Christmas Eve buffet including a delightful cluster of sustenance like sweet meatballs, pumpkin move, cranberry chicken and this date cake all made with grandmother's TLC.

This date cake couldn't be simpler to make. It's stacked with sweet chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts. The dates make it super damp – particularly after it's secured and sits for a day. A sprinkling of coarse sugar includes a little shimmer that is ideal for the season.

I cherish utilizing Fisher Nuts as a part of this formula since they're without additive. Nothing taken care of except for the nuts as they fell off the tree. That is something this treat significant other can get behind. The zip beat, stand up pack is a little special reward!

We trust this heavenly cake can turn out to be a piece of your family's conventions as well, since it's simply that great.

yield: 24 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 40-45 MINUTES

total time: 65 MINUTES


  • 1 8-ounce package chopped, pitted dates
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening (I use butter-flavor Crisco)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 larges eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped Fisher walnuts
  • 1/4 cup coarse sparkling sugar, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place dates into a medium, heat-resistant bowl and pour boiling water over the dates. Stir in baking soda. The mixture may foam up a bit, this is completely normal. Set bowl aside to cool for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Once dates have cooled, use an electric mixer to cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until fully incorporated. Stir in the dates and liquid.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the shortening mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread the batter evenly. If desired, sprinkle the top of the batter with coarse sugar.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes.
  9. Tightly cover leftover cake and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.


  • We use Sun-Maid chopped dates in this cake.
  • I have not tried this recipe with butter instead of shortening, so I cannot attest to the outcome.
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