The dates make it so incredibly moistand it even gets better the second day. The star ofthe cake is undoubtedly the chocolate chip, sugar,and walnut crumble on top. I love that you bake the chocolate chips, yet they retain their shape.Not only does the topping make the cake lookmouth-watering, but it also gives it a sweet touch.Trust me, this cake is a winner, and you’ll be so gladyou’ve added the recipe to your arsenal!
Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C, and grease or line a 13-inch x 9-inch x 2-inch pan.
Pour boiling water over the chopped dates and set aside about 10 minutes until no longer hot.
Combine shortening, sugar, eggs, and cooled date mixture in a large mixing bowl.
Add remaining batter ingredients and mix until combined.
Pour batter into your prepared pan.
In a small bowl, mix together the three topping ingredients. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the batter and pat it down slightly.
Bake for 35 minutes, and then allow to cool completely before cutting.