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Author Notes: Pay homage to the great state of Michigan with oven mitts and this heirloom local recipe. The moist cake is offset by a crisped sugar, chocolate, and walnut topping that yields the flavor profile of chocolate-chip cookie with great textural contrast. Family lore states that this dessert was invented at the Beaver Island Lodge, located of the tip of the mitten in Lake Michigan. I think that good-quality California walnuts and dates, a touch more salt, and dark chocolate really make this classic sing. —Corby
- 1.5 cups Boiling water
- 1 1/4 teaspoons Baking soda (divided)
- 1/2 pound Chopped dates
- 3/4 cup Unsalted butter
- 1 cup Granulated sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 1/2 cups Flour
- 1/2 cup White sugar
- 3/4 cup Chopped walnuts
- 12 ounces Dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the over to 350 F and grease a 9x12 cake pan.
- Place the dates, boiling water, and one teaspoon of the baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
- Add the flour and date mixture alternately and stir until just combined. Pour into a greased 9x12 pan.
- Sprinkle the top of the batter with the sugar, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes and cut into squares when cooled.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Walnuts
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