Date square

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Date square
Date squares.jpg
Alternative names Matrimonial Cake
Type Dessert
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.[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]

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