About this recipe:A moist chocolate cake, made with chopped dates. You can try using less sugar, since the dates are quite sweet. You can also use two 23cm round cake tins instead of the 20x30cm tin. Adjust baking time as needed.
300ml boiling water
225g chopped dates
250g plain flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon salt
200g granulated sugar
170g plain chocolate chips
100g granulated sugar
60g chopped walnuts
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Method Prep:30min › Cook:35min › Ready in:1hr5min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20x30cm tin.
In a mixing bowl or small saucepan, pour the boiling water over the chopped dates. Set aside. Sift together the flour, cocoa, bicarb and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 200g sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then mix in the flour mixture. Add in the dates with the soaking liquid, and stir until just combined. Pour cake mixture into prepared tin.
In an another bowl, combine the chocolate chips, walnuts and remaining 100g sugar. Sprinkle mixture over top of cake.
Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool before serving.