Date Cake Recipe


Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexJust Enjoy
Main Ingredient


 Canned applesauce16 Ounce
 Pitted dates12 Ounce, cut up (1 Package)
 Baking soda1 3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Unsifted flour1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Shortening1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar18 Tablespoon (1 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoon)
 Semi-sweet chocolate chips6 Ounce
 Chopped walnut meats1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4657 Calories from Fat 1710

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 194 g298.6%

Saturated Fat 46 g229.9%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 423 mg141%

Sodium 3481.8 mg145.1%

Total Carbohydrates 741 g246.9%

Dietary Fiber 46.5 g186%

Sugars 589.4 g

Protein 47 g93.4%

Vitamin A 13.2% Vitamin C 162.5%

Calcium 27.2% Iron 61.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Grease and flour a baking pan 13x9x2".
In a medium saucepan, bring applesauce to a boil, remove from heat, stir in dates and 1 tsp.soda.
On waxed paper, thoroughly stir together the flour, remaining 3/4 tsp soda and the salt.
In a large mixing bowl cream shortening and 1 c.sugar; stir in applesauce mixture.
Turn into prepared pan.
Stir together the remaining 2 tbs sugar, chocolate chips and nuts.
Sprinkie over cake batter.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until a cake tester inserted in center comes out free of batter.
Cool cake in pan on wire rack; cut in pan.