"A scrumptious date nut cake that is truly fit for a queen. It is crowned with a broiled coconut topping." — Carol
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dates, pitted and chopped
1 1/2 cups
packed brown sugar
This is the recipe that I use with one small change. Instead of using 1 cup pitted chopped dates, I use 1 375 gram package of jaffa dates. I hadn't made this cake for some time and inadvertently made the cake first with the 1 cup called for in the recipe. The next time I made it I tried 2 cups of dates. Finally, I realized that I had always used one full 375 g package. This makes all the difference in taste! Try it and enjoy!
I have made this cake many times and each time it is a hit, young and old. I like to serve it with a dallop of fresh whipping cream. It's easy to make and take and trust me not a crumb will remain. (I also substituted milk for cream in the broiled topping and it turned out just as good)
I used pecans instead of walnuts and depending on my mood, sometimes I "double up" on the topping...doing this makes for a VERY rich cake, but super moist! One of my favorite recipes!
One of the best cakes I've ever made. You can make as is, but to make it a bit more adult, I soak the fruit in 3/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of dark rum, brandy or cognac. Any dried fruit works great, too. I use apricots and dates, dried cranberries or even dried apples. NEVER is any cake left when I make this.
This is a wonderful cake that my grandmother had been making for over 60 years. It's in demand for Xmas at our house. It's a treat for the adults, not a kiddie cake, althought they love it too. I use the topping on a cookie base for squares as well. I came in to add this recipe and was really suprised to see it here. DEFINATELY A MUST MAKE!
This is a great standard cake recipe. To fancy it up I add sliced almonds with the topping with or without the coconut.Looks more impressive with the almonds and tastes even better.
I truly enjoyed this cake, it is so delicious.I was happy to find the recipe, after trying it at a bake sale they charged 2.85 for small slab. Thanks again Carol, it really made my day when I finished baking the cake,I fell in love with a month early. Katherine
I have made 4 of these cakes in the last week. It is WONDERFUL!! My boss asked me to make it for his B-Day. He said his Grandmother made it for him every year and he had not had it since he was a boy. I doubled the recipe and made some cupcakes, worked great.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Queen Elizabeth Cake I
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 371
** Calories from Fat: 153
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