Date square

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Date square
Date squares.jpg
Alternative namesMatrimonial Cake
Place of originCanada
Main ingredientsDates, oatmeal

A date square is a Canadian dessert or coffee cake made of cooked dates and with an oatmeal crumb topping.[1] In Western Canada it is known as Matrimonial Cake.[2] It is often found in coffee shops as a sweet snack food.[3] 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.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Best Ever Date Bars With Crumbly Oat Crust".
  2. ^ "Date Square (Matrimonial Cake)".
  3. ^ "Parliamentary Business Events, Calendar, and Publications - House of Commons of Canada" (PDF).
  4. ^ Network, The FOURnet Information. "Date And Nut Squares - Recipe -".