Peggy Sue's Honey-Cinnamon Date-Nut Cake

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The song 'Peggy Sue' by Buddy Holly was a favorite in high school. So was this cake. This lightened recipe was named after Mr. Holly's song.
16 servings


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1/2 cup stick margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup evaporated skim milk
1 cup honey
1/2 cup applesauce
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pitted dates
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350°.

Beat margarine and sugars at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 5 minutes). Combine evaporated milk, honey, and applesauce; set aside. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to margarine mixture alternately with honey mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in dates and walnuts.

Pour batter into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

Created date

November 1997

Nutritional Information

Calories 248
Caloriesfromfat 21 %
Fat 5.7 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 2.3 g
Polyfat 2.1 g
Protein 3.6 g
Carbohydrate 47.7 g
Fiber 1.5 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 193 mg
Calcium 53 mg