Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

This moist, delicious cake is from "Company's Coming for Christmas" by Jean Pare.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put the dates into a small bowl.
  2. Add the baking soda and pour the boiling water over top.
  3. Cool.
  4. Meanwhile, cream the butter and both sugars in a large bowl.
  5. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  6. Stir the flour, baking powder and salt together.
  7. Add the flour mixture in 3 parts alternately with the date mixture in 2 parts beginning and ending with the flour.
  8. Turn into a greased 9" x 13" pan.
  9. Bake in a 325 degree F oven for 40 to 50 minutes until an inserted wooden pick come out clean.
  10. To make the topping, measure the butter, brown sugar and cream into a saucepan.
  11. Heat and stir until it comes to a full rolling boil.
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Add the coconut.
  14. Spoon over the cake as soon as it is done.
  15. Broil until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.

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