Queen Elizabeth Cake by Francine

Francine ---


If you love dates like I do, we are in business.
Queen Elizabeth Cake
The cake's history seemed to have originated as a rallying point between Queen Elizabeth and the Canadians during World War Two. It re-appeared in 1953 for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
It was used in the 1950s and 1960s as a wedding cake often with tiers.


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10 Min
30 Min


  • 11/2 c
    chopped dates
  • 1 c
  • 11/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 3/4 c
    white sugar
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 medium
    beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla bean extarct
  • 11/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    walnuts chopped (optional)

  • 2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2/3 c
  • 11/3 c
    evaporate milk or cream
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Queen Elizabeth Cake by Francine


  1. Put the dates in water and cook until the dates are soft. Add the baking soda.
    Grease a sguare pan or a round pan.
  2. Cream together butter, sugar and add one egg at the time. Then add the vanilla.
    Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
    Add to the mixture stirring and add the dates. Add the nuts if you want too. I do not add any nuts. I love it plain, simple and natural. I do like A COATING on mine.
    You also could cook the dates longer so it will become as a paste. It is a matter of taste.
  3. Bake it about 30 minutes.
    You can make it in a round pan as a cake and ice it or bake it in a square pan and serve it as an not iced square. I LOVE MINE SOAKED IN MY DIVINE SAUCE.
  4. GLAZE-
    Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 7 minutes.
    Now you are ready to coat the cake...
    You can poke the cake and pour the coating so it will get gooey-soaky. I love doing it. You also pour generously LIKE I DO over the cake while serving.
  5. You can add a good 1/2 cup to your sauce of either Scotch or Bourbon... or just splash it over the cake.
  6. If you like walnuts or pecans you can sprinkle generously on top of the coating like this.
  7. .

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About Queen Elizabeth Cake by Francine

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
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