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Date Cake Squares

No recipe image available.Low-fat, low-sugar date cake squares.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups water
1 cup chopped dates
3/4 cup chopped pitted prunes
1/2 cup dark raisins
8 tablespoons margarine, cut into pieces
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
5 1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 18 packets Equal® sweetener or 3/4 cup Equal® Spoonful™
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine water, dates, prunes, and raisins 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 to room temperature.
  2. Mix eggs and vanilla into fruit mixture; mix in combined flour, Equal®, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Spread batter evenly in greased 11x7x2-inch baking dish; sprinkle with walnuts.
  3. Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven until cake springs back when touched lightly, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool on wire rack; cut into squares.

Makes 24 squares.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe; 1 square): 117 cal., 2 g pro.,17 g carbo, 5 g fat,18 mg chol.,126 mg sodium.

Food Exchanges: 1/2 Fruit, 1/2 Bread, 1 Fat.

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.