Queen Elizabeth Cake I

A scrumptious date nut cake that is truly fit for a queen. It is crowned with a broiled coconut topping.

Pour boiling water over dates in a small bowl, and let stand until cool. Measure flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and nuts into a small bowl. Stir to mix. Cream 1/4 cup butter or margarine...


Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup cream

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