Chocolate Date Cake

Submitted by Desiree Kingi

Chocolate Date Cake

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Serving: 8
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes


  • 1 cup pitted and chopped dates
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (or white sugar or coconut sugar)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup cacao nibs or choc bits


  • In a small bowl, combine dates with boiling water. Set aside to cool.
  • Grease your cake tin
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, soda, salt and cocoa. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs. Add flour mixture alternating with cooled date mixture. Fold in chopped nuts and 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips to mixture.
  • Spread batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips over top.
  • Bake in slow cooker on high for 1.5 - 2hrs with tea towel under lid. Cake is ready when your kitchen starts to smell AMAZING and your mouth is watering.. oh and when a knife inserted comes out clean
  • Why not check out our great blog on slow cooker cakes!

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