Queen Elizabeth cake

Recipe from: 8/19/1999 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 17
Servings 24
Time

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 250
    ml
    chopped dates
  • 5
    ml
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 250
    ml
    boiling water
  • 375
    ml
    cake flour
  • 5
    ml
    baking powder
  • 2
    ml
    salt
  • 65
    ml
    butter or margarine
  • 125
    ml
    chopped mixed nuts
  • 250
    ml
    sugar
  • 5
    ml
    vanilla essence
  • 1
    extra-large egg
  • ICING
  • 30
    ml
    butter or margarine
  • 75
    ml
    soft brown sugar
  • 75
    ml
    cream
  • 125
    ml
    mixed nuts, toasted and chopped (optional)
 

Method

+/- 35 min
 
Preheat the oven to 180 ºC and spray a 35 x 25 cm oven pan with non-stick spray. Mix the dates and bicarbonate of soda and pour over the boiling water. Set aside. Sift the dry ingredients together and rub in the butter. Add the nuts, sugar and vanilla essence. Beat the egg and add to the date mixture, mix well and add to the dry ingredients. Mix to form a batter and turn into the prepared oven pan. Bake for about 35 minutes until done and leave to cool. Mix all the ingredients for the icing in a small saucepan, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Simmer slowly until the mixture begins to thicken. Spread over the cake layer, sprinkle with nuts and leave to set. Cut the cake into fingers and serve with tea. Recipe makes about 24 fingers.
 

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