Monday, March 16, 2015

Queen Elizabeth Cake (1961)

  • 1 1/2 cups sifted plain flour
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup nut meats
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tspn vanilla
  • 1 tspn soda
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • Brown sugar frosting (recipe below)
Put soda in boiling water and pour over dates.  Let stand while mixing batter.  Cream sugar and butter.  Add egg, then vanilla.

Sift dry ingredients together and gradually add to batter.  dd nuts, then date mixture.  Mix well.  Bake in 9 X 12 greased pan at 350 degrees.  

Frosting

  • 5 tbspns brown sugar
  • 5 tbspns light cream
  • 2 tbspns butter
  • Grated coconut or chopped nuts
Combine and boil for three minutes.  Spread on cake without beating.  Sprinkle with grated coconut or chopped nuts.

"This is said to be the cake that Queen Elizabeth makes herself in the palace kitchen.  The recipe is sold for 50 cents, and the money is used for charity."

(Origin - "The Gasparilla Cookbook" by the Junior League of Tampa, 1961.)

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