chocolate chip date cake

1 package dates (chopped and pitted)
1 cup hot water
1 teaspoon soda
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs beaten
1-3/4 cups sifted flour
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup nuts, chopped
1/2 package chocolate chips
1/2 package butterscotch morsels

Mix dates, hot water and soda. Set aside to cool. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, beaten well. Combine all ingredients. Bake in a 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle remaining half of package of chocolate and butterscotch morsels and a little chopped nuts over cake dough before baking. Bake 45 minutes at 350.

Frost while warm with 2 cups confectioners sugar, 2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted, 1/3 cup butter, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Recipe from Auntie Eva Stashenko.

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