|Alternative names||Matrimonial Cake|
|Place of origin||Canada|
|Main ingredients||Dates, oatmeal|
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A date square is a Canadian dessert or coffee cake made of cooked dates and with an oatmeal crumb topping. In Western Canada it is known as Matrimonial Cake. It is often found in coffee shops as a sweet snack food. There can be nuts added to the base layer or crumb topping. There can be candied peel added to the date stuffing for a contrasting texture.
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