Date Nut Mayonnaise Cake

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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  • Calories:
  • 340 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 19.5 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.5g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 251 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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.
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  1. 6 Ratings


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...