Matrimony Cake

  • 2 1/4 c. oatmeal
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4  to 1 c. shortening (Grandma says 50:50 butter and margarine)

Mix all together and pat 1/2 mixture into an 8 x 8″ pan. Put date filling on top, then remaining mix on top. Bake 30-35 mins in 350C oven.

For filling:

  • 1 lb. pitted dates
  • 2 Tbsps. brown sugar
  • 1 c. water

Steam dates and water in a covered pot until soft. Stir in sugar. Add lemon juice or vanilla to flavour (optional). ( “Vanilla in cake 7-3-08”). Cool slightly.

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