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  1. 1 c Dates, chopped

  2. 1 c Water; boiling

  3. 1 t Baking soda

  4. 1/4 c Butter; at room temperature

  5. 1 c Sugar

  6. 1 t Vanilla

  7. 1 1/2 c Flour; cake and pastry

  8. 1 t Baking powder

  9. 1/4 t Salt

  10. 1/2 c Walnuts; chopped

  11. Topping: 4 t Butter

  12. 1/2 c Brown sugar

  13. 3 t Cream; whipping or table

  14. 1/2 c Coconut; sweetened shredded

  15. 8 inch square baking pan. For cake, combine dates, boiling water and soda in bowl until well blended. In separate, larger bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla. In third bowl sift together, flour, baking powder and salt. Add date mixture and flour mixture alternately in two batches to butter mixture. Stir in walnuts if using. Pour into prepared pan. Bake in preheated

  16. 350F oven

  17. 30 minutes. While cake is baking, make topping. In small saucepan, melt butter, brown sugar and cream; bring boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in coconut. Spread over warm cake. Preheat broiler; broil cake until topping is bubbly, watching constantly to keep from burning. Cool; cut into squares. Source: Gail Teichmann


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