“This moist, delicious cake is from "Company's Coming for Christmas" by Jean Pare.”
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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the dates into a small bowl.
  2. Add the baking soda and pour the boiling water over top.
  3. Cool.
  4. Meanwhile, cream the butter and both sugars in a large bowl.
  5. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  6. Stir the flour, baking powder and salt together.
  7. Add the flour mixture in 3 parts alternately with the date mixture in 2 parts beginning and ending with the flour.
  8. Turn into a greased 9" x 13" pan.
  9. Bake in a 325 degree F oven for 40 to 50 minutes until an inserted wooden pick come out clean.
  10. To make the topping, measure the butter, brown sugar and cream into a saucepan.
  11. Heat and stir until it comes to a full rolling boil.
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Add the coconut.
  14. Spoon over the cake as soon as it is done.
  15. Broil until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.

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