Auntie Anne's Matrimonial Cake Recipe

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Auntie Anne's Matrimonial Cake
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  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal (regular)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp orange juice


  1. Date Filling: Cook dates in water with orange rind {grated} with sugar over a moderate heat until thickened and smooth remove from heat and add fruit juices mix well and cool before spreading.
  2. Crumb Mixture: Sift flour, baking soda and salt rub in butter add sugar and oatmeal mix well spread 1/2 of the crumb mixture in a greased pan and press in smoothly. Cover with cooled date mixture evenly then cover with the remaining crumb mixture pat to make smooth bake 30 - 35 minutes in a cool oven 325 Fahrenheit then increase the heat to 350 Fahrenheit to lightly brown cake.
  3. Cut in squares while hot allow to cool in pan.
  4. Note: Date mixture can be cut in half if you do not want that much filling. Crumb mixture I blend the butter well with the crumb mixture then I put the mixture in my Kitchen Aid stand mixer on the lowest setting for about 3 minutes until well blended to crumb consistency only do not over blend in mixer it will happen quickly about 1 - 3 minutes depending on how soft your butter is in the beginning.
  5. Note: I use cold butter for the crumble mixture. We like like this date crumble very delicately browned so we don't turn the oven up to 350 Fahrenheit just keep it at 325 for 10 more minutes after the 30 minutes. I also add quite a bit more lemon and just about a 1/4 cup of dates more that are chopped and pitted that's how our family likes this cake. I also let the date mixture marry for a couple of days in the refrigerator and then reduce it somewhat on very low heat then cool for baking the cake.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1486.48 Kcal (6224 kJ)
Calories from fat 549.46 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 61.05g 94%
Cholesterol 122.01mg 41%
Sodium 1960.91mg 82%
Potassium 1258.65mg 27%
Total Carbs 228.65g 76%
Sugars 123.43g 494%
Dietary Fiber 18.38g 74%
Protein 17.51g 35%
Vitamin C 26.1mg 43%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 19%
Iron 7.4mg 41%
Calcium 386.2mg 39%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 298.6 Kcal (1250 kJ)
Calories from fat 110.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.26g 94%
Cholesterol 24.51mg 41%
Sodium 393.9mg 82%
Potassium 252.84mg 27%
Total Carbs 45.93g 76%
Sugars 24.79g 494%
Dietary Fiber 3.69g 74%
Protein 3.52g 35%
Vitamin C 5.2mg 43%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 19%
Iron 1.5mg 41%
Calcium 77.6mg 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 34
  • 41

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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