Queen Elizabeth Cake is a Canadian cake.
Queen Elizabeth Cake is either, a cake created by a Canadian in honor of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and sold to raise money for the war efforts during World War II - or - it is believed that it was created by the Queen Mother to support fund raising efforts for the Church of England.
Queen Elizabeth Cake
5 oz chopped dates
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 cup boiling water
7 1/2 oz sugar
4 oz butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 oz flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 oz chopped pecans or walnuts
5 tablespoons brown sugar
5 tablespoons cream
2 tablespoons butter
3 oz shredded coconut
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and line 20 x 30cm cake tin.
2. sift flour, baking powder and salt.
3. Combine dates and bicarb, and pour boiling water over them. Let mixture stand.
4. Cream the butter with the sugar. Add egg and vanilla, and beat well.
5. Mix in dry ingredients, pour in date mixture, and then the nuts, to combine well.
6. Pour into the tin. Bake 25-30 minutes until golden on top.
7. Remove from oven and let stand.
Over medium heat, bring sugar, cream and butter to a boil; boil 3 minutes until thickened. Pour over cake in tin. Spread evenly, and sprinkle coconut over top.