Rating: 4.5 stars
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This recipe makes a lemon-accented cake with mayonnaise, dates, and nuts that's great for snacking.

Recipe Summary

1 - 9 x 13 inch sheet cake


Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan.

  • In a large bowl, mix dates, 1 teaspoon soda, and boiling water. Cool.

  • 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.

  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  • 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

340 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 40.5g; fat 19.5g; cholesterol 28.5mg; sodium 250.6mg. Full Nutrition