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Queen Elizabeth Cake 2

Queen Elizabeth Cake 2


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

Broiled Topping:

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


  1. Pour water over dates and soda; let stand until lukewarm.
  2. In bowl, cream butter with sugar; beat in egg and vanilla.
  3. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with date mixture.
  4. 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:

  1.  In a small heavy saucepan, combine butter, packed brown sugar, light cream and coconut (half nuts if desired).
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring; boil gently for 1 minute.
  3. 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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