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Lemony Dates Cake ( Baked / Tea-Coffee-Time )

1/2 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup margarine, melted and cooled
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup chopped dates
2 slightly beaten egg whites

Beat well sugar and yolks. Add cooled butter, lemon peel, lemon juice and vanilla. Combine well. Preheat oven to 180'C. Mix flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Sprinkle this mixture over egg yolk mixture; gently fold in. Fold in almonds. Gently stir in egg whites. Spoon batter into cake mould. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool completely.