Grandma's Matrimonial Cake

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Northern_Reflectionz

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

Top Review by cookalot 2

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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. Stir in the lemon juice. Set aside.
  3. cake:.
  4. Mix flour, oats, brown sugar and baking soda.
  5. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
  6. Press half of the crumbs into a greased 9 x 13 pan.
  7. Top with Date filling mixture. Spread evenly with a spatula.
  8. Top with remaining half of crumbs.
  9. Bake 350 35 minutes til lightly browned.
  10. Cut into 42 bars.

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