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One of my aunt’s was given this recipe by her boss’s wife in the late 50’s or early 60’s. It’s been a family favorite every since.

Queen Elizabeth Cake

Queen Elizabeth Cake

AvatarCanning Homemade
This is another simple to prepare, yet incredibly delicious cake.
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people
Calories 1200 kcal


  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • Pour the boiling water over the choped dates and add the soda.
  • Mix the remaining ingredients together and pour them into a 9 x 9 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
  • If you're serving this to a larger crowd, double the recipe for the cake, and the frosting, and add 10 to 15 to cake's baking time.


  • 5 tblspns. brown sugar
  • 5 tblspns. heavy cream
  • 5 tblspns. butter
  • Boil for 3 minutes, and frost cake when cake and frosting have cooled a bit.


  • Poke holes in the cake with a fork before pouring on the frosting to enable some of the frosting to sink into the cake.
  • You can serve with vanilla ice cream if you desire, but this is one of those cakes that stands deliciously proud all on its own.
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