Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Spray a 9x13” baking pan with cooking spray.
Place the dates in a small bowl. Pour the boiling water over the dates and sprinkle with baking soda. Mix to combine. Set this mixture aside to cool.
In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter together until smooth.
Add the vanilla and egg. Mix again.
Add the date mixture and mix until combined.
Add the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Mix just until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Sprinkle with the brown sugar, walnuts and chocolate chips.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the cake tests done.
The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 12 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**
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