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“The cookbook I found this in claims that this is Queen Elizabeth's own cake recipe.”
1 cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F; grease a 9-inch square cake pan.
  2. In a bowl, pour the boiling water over the dates; add the soda and let stand while the remaining ingredients are prepared.
  3. Cream together the sugar and butter in a large bowl; add the eggs and vanilla; stir in the coconut, flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Pour in the date mixture and blend well.
  5. Pour the batter into the cake pan; bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool before icing.
  6. Combine all the ingredients for the icing; bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. While the icing is still warm, pour over the cooled cake; sprinkle with coconut.

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