Picnic Cake

Picnic Cake


1 8oz package chopped dates
1 1/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup margarine
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup four
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
6 oz bag chocolate chips


Mix chopped dates and 1 1/4 cup boiling water, stir and set aside.
Cream 1/2 cup margarine, 1/4 cup shortening, 1 cup sugar and 2 eggs. Then Mix in with dates.
Combine 1 1/2 cup flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp cocoa and 1/2 tsp salt. Then Mix in with dates and beat well. Pour into greased and floured pan. sprinkle top with 1/4 cup sugar and chocolate chips. Bake 350 for 30 – 40 minutes.


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