Date Nut Mayonnaise Cake

Date Nut Mayonnaise Cake
  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice


  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.

05/05/2018
Date Nut Mayonnaise Cake, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

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