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Date Cake Squares

Date Cake Squares
Written by Susan H

Date Cake Squares are a true delight. Full of fruit (dates, prunes and raisins) and spices for an amazing cake and snack. These are lovely and healthy and help with my dietary requirements.

Date Cake Squares

Date Cake Squares

A superb squares recipe that makes these cakes a tasteful and healthy snack. These are ideal for snacks and lunch boxes.
4.53 from 70 votes
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Course: Cake, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake, Fruit
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24 cakes
Calories: 142kcal



  • Combine dates, prunes, raisins and water in medium saucepan; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until fruit is tender and water is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add margarine, stirring until melted; cool.
  • Mix eggs and vanilla into fruit mixture; mix in combined flour, Equal, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Spread batter evenly in greased baking dish, 11 by 7 by 2 inches; sprinkle with walnuts.
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until cake springs back when touched lightly, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool on wire rack; cut into squares.


A superb squares recipe that makes these cakes a tasteful and healthy snack


Sodium: 122mg | Sugar: 13g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 190mg | Cholesterol: 18mg | Calories: 142kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 5g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 25g