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    Grandma's Matrimonial Cake

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    50 mins

    15 mins

    35 mins

    Northern_Reflectionz's Note:

    This was a favorite as a child growing up. It is easy to make, and great for packing in lunch kits.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    bars

    Units: US | Metric

    Date filling

    Cake

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Date filling: Place water and dates in saucepan. Cover and cook on low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the filling is thickened and smooth. If the cooking mixture is too thick, add a little water.
    2. 2
      Stir in the lemon juice. Set aside.
    3. 3
      cake:.
    4. 4
      Mix flour, oats, brown sugar and baking soda.
    5. 5
      Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
    6. 6
      Press half of the crumbs into a greased 9 x 13 pan.
    7. 7
      Top with Date filling mixture. Spread evenly with a spatula.
    8. 8
      Top with remaining half of crumbs.
    9. 9
      Bake 350 35 minutes til lightly browned.
    10. 10
      Cut into 42 bars.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 07, 2007

      55

      This cake is wonderful. The filling has no sugar so not too sweet. I may cut down the brown sugar in the base. All in all I added to my favorites! Thanks

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    • on June 19, 2006

      55

      Where i come from we call these Date Squares but it's the same thing.----Followed your recipe and it turned out great. Enjoyed these while watching the hockey playoffs. Thanks for posting .

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    Nutritional Facts for Grandma's Matrimonial Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (1602 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 116.5
     
    Calories from Fat 41
    35%
    Total Fat 4.6 g
    7%
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    14%
    Cholesterol 11.6 mg
    3%
    Sodium 63.7 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 18.6 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    5%
    Sugars 11.9 g
    47%
    Protein 1.2 g
    2%

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