Orange Date Coffee Cake


2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 slightly beaten egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup chopped dates
2 tsp. grated orange peel
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp. margarine, softened
1 tsp. cinnamon


Stir thoroughly the first three ingredients and 1/2 tsp. salt. Combine egg, milk and oil; add all at once to dry ingredients. Stir just till well mixed. Combine dates, orange peel and juice; stir into batter just till blended. Spread evenly in greased 9 inch square pan. Mix remaining ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

From: Glorious Grub Cookbook By. Joan Stewart


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