Coconut Frosted Date Cake
|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Dates||1 Cup (16 tbs), cut into pieces|
|Boiling water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Flour||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Grated coconut||5 Tablespoon|
Preheat oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
In a bowl, mix butter, sugar, dates, water, vanilla extract and egg.
In a second bowl, sift dry ingredients.
Fold into first mixture.
Pour into an unbuttered 9 inch (23 cm) cake pan.
Bake in oven 35-40 minutes.
Icing In a saucepan, over high heat, boil all ingredients until a drop tipped into cold water turns to a soft ball.
Spread over warm cake.
Decorate with sliced dates, if desired.