How to make it

  • Cream butter, sugar and vanilla with mixer. Add eggs, beating until light and fluffy. Add melted chocolate and blend well.
  • Sift together dry ingredients; add alternately with water to chocolate mixture. Pour batter into three 8" layer pans which have been greased and lined with waxed paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in middle of cake comes out clean. Cool. Put layers together with Date Cream Filling. Frost with Fudge Frosting.
  • Combine milk and dates in top of a double boiler.
  • Combine flour and sugar and add beaten egg, blending until smooth. Add to hot milk. Cook, stirring, until thick. Cool.
  • Stir in nuts and vanilla. Spread between layers.
  • Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Boil over high heat 3 minutes without stirring. Reduce heat and continue cooking until it reaches soft ball stage (238 degrees). Cool.
  • Beat until creamy and of spreading consistency. Add cream if too thick.
  • Spread on sides of cake first and a little over the top edge; frost top last.

Reviews & Comments 8

Add a Link?

Post a link to another recipe or group by pasting the url into the box where you want it to show up. We'll do the rest.

Post Message or cancel
  • michellem 10 years ago
    This looks so awesome! Thanks!
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    OMG, I love chocolate, dates and cream!!!! Next on my list of Sinful delights!! yummmmmm
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • jo_jo_ba 10 years ago
    Mmmmmmm.... that filling sounds TASTY!!!
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • zena824 10 years ago
    Shandy.... Im a *big ole Cake* type of person... my mother used to make them and I grew up lovin them.... This sounds awesome...Thanks for the wonderful post....
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • lollya 10 years ago
    I am your friend!! Whoop Whoop! Thanks Shandy! I am so excited to make this for my boy's birthday. :) You are far too generous!

    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • coffeebean53 10 years ago
    This sounds so rich and yummy that I think if we make it it's not going to last long enough to take a photo of. Great post.
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • hottamale 10 years ago
    This sounds soooo good. I have never had anything with dates and chocolate in the same recipe. I can't wait to try this one. Thanks so much for posting your grandma's recipe! :o)
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • crystalwaters 10 years ago
    WOW. Sounds great, can't wait to try ... thanks!
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag

Maybe List
Hang onto this recipe

while I look at others.

Holding 0 recipes