Chocolate Chip Date Nut Cake
55 mins (prep 15, cooking 40)
12 ingredients
2 servings
This was my favorite birthday cake growing up as a young boy. Everytime my Grandma Laura would come to visit us in Taos, NM, she'd pick one up from Dory's Bakery and bring it over. I was able to get ahold of Dory long after she'd sold the place and surprisingly she still remembered me and my mother, Joan, who was her friend. She gladly gave me the recipe although the measurements were obviously for multiple cakes, I quartered it and came up with the right increments for just one really large one or a couple regular ones. This cake doesn't include frosting but was sprinkled with powdered sugar and served. Believe me when I tell you the frosting is not missed! This coming from a former little boy with a hell of a sweet tooth!

Categories:  <-60-mins , holiday , food-gift , cakes , comfort-food , taste~mood , number-of-servings , time-to-make , for-large-groups , dessert ,
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Serving Size (1183.64 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 4120.32 Calories from Fat 1679.13
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 186.57g 574.05%
Saturated Fat 51.14g 511.41%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 49.69mg 33.12%
Sodium 4157.0mg 346.42%
Total Carbohydrate 631.12g 420.75%
Dietary Fiber 28.95 g 231.63%
Sugars 293.96 g %
Protein 47.48g 189.91%
Vitamin A 5886.12IU% Vitamin C 2.68mg%
Calcium 237.13mg% Iron 16.51mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chopped dates, chopped walnuts