Queen Elizabeth Cake

This sure is a good cake and you can whip it up in no time at all. I got this recipe from my friend at:  http://ilovedacloudyday.blogspot.com/  Thanks so much Laurie!
 Fresh from the oven.


1 C. boiling water
1 C. chopped dates
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 C. softened butter
1 C. sugar
1 egg beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 C. chopped walnuts
1-1/2 C. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Pour the water over the chopped dates and set aside to cool.  Cream the sugar and butter, add the egg and vanilla.  Mix the dry ingredients together and add alternately with the dates and water.  Pour into a greased 8 X 8 inch pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean.

 Topped with the coconut icing.


10 T. dark brown sugar
6 T. butter
4 T. cream
1 C. coconut

Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes.  Pour over the warm cake.



How fitting I'm reading a fictional book about the Queen. That coconut icing takes the cake. Sounds scrumptious.
Nellie said…
How delicious! Thanks to both you and Laurie! I'll give this a try!
Anonymous said…
looks wonderful! I can smell it from here!!!
Anonymous said…
I've never done this myself but I have eaten it and I do like it a lot :-) Well I like anything sweet and cake like :-)

Have a great day!
Guillaume said…
Oh I LOVE Queen Elizabeth Cakes.
Jim said…
This cake looks so familiar! I think it could be one my mother used to make and one I LOVED!
What a good way to get back to making a cake.....it's been a while and this is a perfect one. Thanks.
This sounds wonderful..another to add to my October farms recipes..with..a little note giving credit to "I Love a Cloudy Day"...thanks Laurie!
Deb said…
That looks so straightforward and yummy. Will give it a go.
Patty Woodland said…
I wonder how it got its name? I'm not a big fan of dates.