Matrimonial Cake (date squares)

Matrimonial Cake (date Squares) Recipe

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Shannon Iggulden


These are served on special occasions and are an old favorite


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36 squares
45 Min
35 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    rolled oats

  • 1/2 lb
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar (white or brown)
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/2 c
    cold water
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange juice
  • 1/2
    orange rind, grated

How to Make Matrimonial Cake (date squares)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

    Prepare date filling:
    Cook dates, water, orange rind and sugar in a small saucepan over moderate heat until thick and smooth. Remove from heat and add fruit juice. Mix well and set aside to cool.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Rub in butter with tips of fingers . Add sugar and rolled oats. Spread half of crumbs in a greased 11 x 7 baking pan. Pat to make smooth. Cover with cooled date filling , spread evenly, then cover with remaining crumb mixture. Pat smooth. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Increase heat slightly towards end to brown.
  3. Let cool and cut into squares.

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About Matrimonial Cake (date squares)

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Vegan, Dairy Free
Other Tag: Heirloom

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