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Queen Elizabeth Cake

Queen Elizabeth Cake


1 cup white sugar
¼ cup butter
1 egg
1½ cups plain flour
1 level tsp baking powder
1 level tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 level tsp vanilla essence
1 cup dates (chopped and stoned)
½ cup chopped walnuts

5 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp butter
½ cup desiccated coconut
2 tbsp cream

Pour the boiling water over the dates and leave for a few minutes. Mix all the other cake ingredients together well. Add the dates and enough of the date water to make a batter. Pour into a greased and lined square tin approx. 9ins x 9ins and bake for about 30 minutes at 180°C, Gas mark 4½ .
For the topping, mix the ingredients together in a pan and simmer for 3 minutes, taking care it doesn’t burn. Pour over the cake.