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Orange-Date Coffee Cake Recipe

You'll want to eat Pat Walter's delicate cake a sliver at a time…just to make the enjoyment last. “The splash of orange juice and chewy dates are what make this recipe extra-special,“ Pat adds from Pine Island, Minnesota.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk, oil, orange juice and peel; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in dates.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan. In a bowl, combine the nuts, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; sprinkle over batter.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 309 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 199 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.