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Chocolate Chip Date Cake

1 cup chopped dates
1-1/2 cups boiling water
1 tsp. soda
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
2 well-beaten eggs
1-1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. soda
1/2 cup white sugar
1 pkg. chocolate chips
1/2 cup nut meats

Pour boiling water over dates and 1 tsp. soda. Allow to cool. Cream shortening with 1 cup sugar. Add eggs and cooled date mixture. Sift together flour, salt, and 3/4 tsp. soda. Combine with the above mixture. Mix well and pour into oblong cake pan. For topping, mix the 1/2 cup sugar, chocolate chips, and nuts. Sprinkle over top of cake batter. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 35 min.

 


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