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Queen Elizabeth Cake 2


1 c Boiling water
1 c Dates; chopped
1 ts Baking soda
1/2 c Butter
1 c Sugar, granulated
1 Egg
1 ts Vanilla
1 1/2 c Flour, all purpose
1 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt

Broiled Topping:
1/2 c Brown sugar; packed
1/4 c Light cream
3/4 c Coconut; shredded; half nuts-if desired


Pour water over dates and soda; let stand until lukewarm.

In bowl, cream butter with sugar; beat in egg and vanilla. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with date mixture.

Spread in a greased and floured 9 inch square cake pan. Bake in 350F oven for 40 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

Broiled Topping:

In a small heavy saucepan, combine butter, packed brown sugar, light cream and coconut (half nuts if desired).

Bring to a boil, stirring; boil gently for 1 minute.

Spread over warm baked cake; broil until bubbly and lightly browned, watching carefully.

Recipe source: The Forties chapter, A Century of Canadian Home Cooking

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