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Chocolate Torte

Servings: Makes approximately 16-20 servings
This is really good for a dessert. My family thinks it's great. It's good plain or with a dollop of whipped cream.

1 cup chopped dates
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
t tsp. vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. cocoa
1 package chocolate pieces
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Combine dates, water and baking soda. Blend
remaining ingredients (except chocolate pieces and nuts) and add date mixture.
Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan. Spread chocolate pieces and nuts over top and bake at 350 degrees F (175 C) for 45 minutes.

Makes approximately 16-20 servings.

Source: My Recipes
Submitted By: Pat Wynn
Date: 3/1/03