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Queen Elizabeth cake

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Queen Elizabeth cake

 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup pitted dates, chopped
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs

 

Icing

  • ½ cup 35% cream
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • 1½ cups shredded coconut  

 

DIRECTIONS

  • Line a 10-inch springform pan with parchment paper and butter the sides.

 

  • Put the water, dates and baking soda in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 3 minutes and then let cool.

 

  • Mix the flour, baking powder and salt.

 

  • Cream the butter with the brown sugar.

 

  • Add the eggs one at a time and beat until the mixture is creamy and homogeneous.

 

  • Gradually add the dry ingredients, alternating with the date puree.

 

  • Bake at 350 °F for 25 to 30 minutes.

 

  • For the icing, bring all the ingredients to a boil. Let simmer for 2 minutes. Spread on the cake as soon as you take it out of the oven.

 

Enjoy!

 

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