Preparation / Directions:
1 Pour boiling water over dates in a small bowl, and let stand until cool.
2 Measure flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and nuts into a small bowl. Stir
3 Cream 1/4 cup butter or margarine and white sugar together in a mixing
bowl; beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture in three
parts alternately with date mixture in two parts, beginning and ending with
dry mixture. Spread batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until an
inserted wooden pick comes out clean.
5 To Make Topping: Mix coconut, brown sugar, 6 tablespoons butter or
margaine, and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Boil for three
minutes. Spread over warm cake, and brown under broiler.
Makes 9 x 13 inch cake