This recipe came from my sweet mother-in-law, Velda Stowell.  She has made this cake for as long as I have known her.  It was not Thanksgiving unless she made this cake. It is one of Kyle’s favorites and he makes it a couple of times a year himself.  You can’t make this cake and not think of Grandma Stowell.

chocolate chip cake



Chocolate Chip Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup Crisco shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking cocoa
  • 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • Add the chopped dates to the hot water and set aside.
  • Cream the sugar and shortening, add the eggs one at a time mixing after each addition.
  • Add the flour, soda, salt and cocoa mix until well blended.
  • Add the date mixture and 3/4 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup chopped nuts.
  • Mix
  • Pour mixture into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan
  • Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips and chopped nuts on top of batter and sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar on top of the nuts.
  • Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

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