Ingrients & Directions


1 c -Boiling water
1 c Dates;chopped
1 ts Baking soda
1/2 c Butter
1 c Sugar,granulated
1 Egg
1 ts Vanilla
1 1/2 c Flour,all purpose
1 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts -Salt

-BROILED TOPPING-
1/4 c Butter
1/2 c Brown sugar;packed
1/4 c Light cream
3/4 c Coconut;shredded;half nuts
-if desired

Pour water over dates and soda; let stand until lukewarm. In bowl,
cream butter with sugar; beat in egg and vanilla. Mix together flour,
baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with date
mixture. Spread in a greased and floured 9 inch square cake pan. Bake
in 350F oven for 40 minutes or until tester comes out clean. BROILED
TOPPING: In a small heavy saucepan, combine butter, packed brown
sugar, light cream and coconut (half nuts if desired). Bring to a
boil, stirring; boil gently for 1 minute. Spread over warm baked
cake; broil until bubbly and lightly browned, watching carefully.

Yields
1 Servings