|Alternative names||Matrimonial Cake|
|Place of origin||Canada|
|Main ingredients||Dates, oatmeal|
|Cookbook: Date square Media: Date square|
A date square is a dessert or a coffee cake variety 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.