Chocolate Date Cake

9x13 pan, 350◦ oven, approx. 40 minutes 

1 cup dates, chopped + 1 cup boiling water Mix & set aside to cool. If the dates are still hot when you mix them into the batter, they will melt the butter. 

Grease the pan and set aside. 

13/4 cup flour + cup baking cocoa  + 1 teaspoon baking soda: Mix well and set aside 

Cream together: cup margarine + 1 cup sugar. 

Add: 2 eggs, one at a time + 2 teaspoons vanilla.  Mix well. 

Stir in flour mixture, alternating with cooled date mixture. 


Stir in: cup chocolate chips

Spread in greased pan. 

Mix together: cup grated coconut & cup chocolate chips. Sprinkle over cake batter. 

Bake at 350 degrees until coconut is toasted & cake tests done in the center.  Cool before serving.

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