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Chocolate-date-coconut Cake

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Servings: 12
Categories: Cakes / Chocolate / Desserts

1  cup  chopped dates
1  cup  hot water
1 3/4  cups  flour
3  tablespoons  cocoa
1  teaspoon  baking soda
1  cup  butter or margarine, softened
1  cup  sugar
2  teaspoons  vanilla
2    Eggs
6  ounces  semisweet chocolate pieces
1/2  cup  flaked coconut

Cover dates with water in small bowl; set aside. Stir together flour, cocoa and baking soda; set aside. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until well blended. Stir in flour mixture alternately with reserved dates and water until well blended. Pour into greased and floured 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate pieces and the coconut. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 40 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on rack. Possum Kingdom Lake Cookbook MC Formatted using MC Buster 2.0d on 4/8/98

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