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Date Nut Mayonnaise Cake

"This recipe makes a lemon-accented cake with mayonnaise, dates, and nuts that's great for snacking."
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Ingredients

servings 340 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (1 - 9 x 13 inch sheet cake)

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix dates, 1 teaspoon soda, and boiling water. Cool.
  3. Add flour, 1 cup sugar, mayonnaise, and remaining 1 teaspoon soda. Use medium speed of mixer, and beat until mixture is well blended. Stir in nuts. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. While the cake is baking, prepare the lemon sauce. Mix beaten egg and 1/4 cup water; place in a medium saucepan. Add 1 cup sugar, butter or margarine, and lemon peel and juice. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Serve sauce over warm cake. Refrigerate any leftover sauce.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 340 calories; 19.5 g fat; 40.5 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g protein; 29 mg cholesterol; 251 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I have made this same exact recipe for years but I bake mine in a loaf pan. I also do not use any sauce on mine. I think it is great without it.

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My stepmom and I made this and it was completley tasteless and if it did taste like anything it just tasted like flour. Defininatly not something we would make again sadly it did not hold up our...

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I have made this same exact recipe for years but I bake mine in a loaf pan. I also do not use any sauce on mine. I think it is great without it.

this is really soft and light. i couldnt bring myself to eat the sauce though, it looked and smelled like a pan of melted butter and really put me off. the cake by itself was great though.

The best Date nut cake we have ever made. Moist and delicious we added one 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips and doubled the diced Medjool dates for a rich and satisfying taste treat. Thank...

i HAVE MADE THIS FOR YEARS. IT IS A WONDERFUL CAKE, MY FAMILY THO, MAKES CREAM CHEESE FROSTING FOR THIS AND ITS WONDERFUL..YUM

I just made this and it is certainly interesting. I've never made anything with dates so wasn't sure what to expect but the flavor is quite good. I followed the recipe exactly (only cutting the ...

Thank you, thank you for this recipe. I made a date cake about 20 years ago, lost the recipe. Made with Medjool dates it is delicious.

Oh my goodness! What an amazing recipe! I cut it in half and used a small bundt pan, then baked on the top shelf of my halogen oven, with the extender ring on, at 160C for 30 mins. Perfect! so m...

My stepmom and I made this and it was completley tasteless and if it did taste like anything it just tasted like flour. Defininatly not something we would make again sadly it did not hold up our...