Thursday, August 28, 2014

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:  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.