3 c Dates, cut up

1 1/2 c Shortening

3 c Boiling water

6 Eggs

3 ts Baking soda

3 tb Cocoa

4 c Sugar

4 1/2 c Flour

1 c Chopped nuts

2 c Chocolate bits

Mix dates and water and allow to cool. Combine 3c sugar, shortening, eggs, cocoa and flour. Add baking soda to date mixture and combine. Pour into 2 greased loaf pans and sprinkle with topping of 1c sugar, nuts and chocolate bits. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Slice and serve hot. Garnish with whipped cream. Mrs. Henry D. Chaplin

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