Queen Elizabeth Cake

Dawn Friesen, Menno and Alice’s daughter

  • 1 c. boiling water
  • 1 c. chopped dates
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ c. shortening
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 ½ c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ c. walnuts

First add soda to dates and pour boiling water over and let cool. Cream shortening, add sugar. Beat in egg, vanilla, and salt. Add mixture of flour, baking powder and nuts alternately with date mixture. Bake at 350 for 30-40 mins in 8×12 inch pan (greased!).

For icing, boil together 5 tbsp. brown sugar, 3 tbsp. butter, 2 tbsp. cream, ½ c. coconut for 3 mins. Pour on hot cake and brown in oven under broiler.

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