Ingredients

How to make it

  • **DIRECTIONS FOR CAKE BATTER**
  • 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.
  • **DIRECTIONS FOR DATE CREAM FILLING**
  • 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.
  • **DIRECTIONS FOR FUDGE FROSTING**
  • 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.

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  • michellem 6 years ago
    This looks so awesome! Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    OMG, I love chocolate, dates and cream!!!! Next on my list of Sinful delights!! yummmmmm
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  • jo_jo_ba 6 years ago
    Mmmmmmm.... that filling sounds TASTY!!!
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  • zena824 6 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....
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  • lollya 6 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!

    :)
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  • coffeebean53 6 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.
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  • hottamale 6 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)
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  • crystalwaters 6 years ago
    WOW. Sounds great, can't wait to try ... thanks!
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