Full disclosure, I have not always loved dates. Recently though, I have been enjoying them in a variety of desserts and also when I make a recipe, date caramel. A couple of weeks ago, I was craving chocolate cake. Since it had been a while since I had baked, I decided to go through my grandma's recipe box to see what I could find. When I found a recipe for Chocolate Date Cake recipe, I knew this was it.
This recipe was my Great Aunt Helen's, and like my grandma, my Aunt Helen was a fabulous baker. Per usual before I made the recipe I reached out to my mom, dad, and my sister for their input. As you will notice this cake is half and half, half with nuts and half without.
Fun fact: I'm not too fond of nuts in desserts, especially cakes and cookies. As far back as I can remember I never have liked nuts in desserts. Even when my mom would make banana bread, if it had nuts I was picking them out or just not eating a single bite of it. That is why in the photos you will see half the cake half with nuts and half without. My mom loves the added texture they bring so I decided to make us both happy! LOL
After making this I wish I had taken a little extra time to chop the dates a little smaller. Since the recipe didn't dictate I did more of a large chop, but like everything, to each their own! Otherwise, this recipe is super easy and comes together very quickly!
I hope you enjoy this family recipe and thank you for following along on this adventure.
From my Grandma's Recipe Box, my Great Aunt Helen's Chocolate Date Cake! This classic recipe is the perfect mix of sweet chocolate and rich dates! #food #mhk #grandma #grandmarecipes #dates #datecake #datecakerecipe #chocolate #chocolaterecipe #chocolatecake #recipes #recipesoftiktok♬ All That Glitters - Earl