Chocolate Date Cake

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Elianne Hala

Community Member

Difficulty

Easy 👌
15
min.
Preparation
55
min.
Baking
60
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-12+
2 cups water (hot)
2 cups pitted dates
1 tsp baking soda
½ cup butter
1¾ cups flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
¼ cup honey
eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chip (optional)
  • Step 1/9

    Set oven to 170°C

    Set oven to 170°C

  • Step 2/9

    Boil the water. In a bowl, pour boiling water and 1 tsp baking soda over dates and set aside for one hour.
    • 2 cups water (hot)
    • 2 cups pitted dates
    • 1 tsp baking soda

    Boil the water. In a bowl, pour boiling water and 1 tsp baking soda over dates and set aside for one hour.

  • Step 3/9

    • 1¾ cups flour
    • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 1 tsp baking soda

    In a separate bowl, sift flour, cocoa, 1 tsp baking soda, and salt

  • Step 4/9

    • ½ cup butter
    • ¼ cup honey

    Using an electric mixer cream the butter and honey

  • Step 5/9

    • eggs
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract

    Scrape down sides and add eggs, one at a time. Once fully combined add in the vanilla extract

  • Step 6/9

    Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients mixture

  • Step 7/9

    To add the dates, transfer to a blender and blend them till they turn into a paste. You can also use a handheld blender and blend them straight in the bowl - I don’t blend them the whole way, so it leaves some chunks in the bread. Fold in the date paste into the mixture and chocolate chips (if using)
    • 1 cup chocolate chip (optional)

    To add the dates, transfer to a blender and blend them till they turn into a paste. You can also use a handheld blender and blend them straight in the bowl - I don’t blend them the whole way, so it leaves some chunks in the bread. Fold in the date paste into the mixture and chocolate chips (if using)

  • Step 8/9

    Pour into bread loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, check the cake around 50-55 minutes since ovens may vary. When checking the bread with a toothpick, keep in mind the batter is full of chocolate chips in case you get a lot of chocolate on the toothpick. Remove bread when the toothpick comes out clean.

    Pour into bread loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, check the cake around 50-55 minutes since ovens may vary. When checking the bread with a toothpick, keep in mind the batter is full of chocolate chips in case you get a lot of chocolate on the toothpick. Remove bread when the toothpick comes out clean.

  • Step 9/9

    Allow to cool on a wire rack or 15-20 minutes before removing from the pan. Enjoy when cooled.

    Allow to cool on a wire rack or 15-20 minutes before removing from the pan. Enjoy when cooled.

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