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Queen Elizabeth Cake
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Queen Elizabeth Cake

Queen Elizabeth cake is prepared mainly with desiccated coconut and Dates it is served along with Tea 
Prep Time20 mins
Bake Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cannada
Servings: 8
Author: sharmila kingsly

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


  • All-purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Baking powder – ½ tsp
  • Sugar – ½ cup
  • Butter – 115 gms
  • Eggs - 2
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Salt a pinch
  • De-seeded Dates – 1 cup
  • Boiling water – 1 cup

For Icing:

  • Desiccated Coconut – ½ cup
  • Brown Sugar – ⅓ cup
  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Heavy cream – 3 tbsp


  • Sift together Flour, Baking powder, and Salt thrice and set aside. Chop the dates roughly and place it in a bowl and then to this add a cup of hot boiling water set it aside too.
  • In a mixing bowl add in soft unsalted butter and Sugar cream it using an electric beater or stand mixer until well combined.
  • To this break open an egg and beat well next break open another egg and add Vanilla essence beat well until well combined.
  • Grind the dates which is soaked in water by discarding the water, Now add the ground dated to the prepared cake batter and fold well.
  • Now pour the prepared cake batter in any prepared baking pan,.Preheat the oven at 180 Deg C for about 10 mins and then bake at 180 Deg C for about 30-35 mins or until a toothpick when inserted comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely and then prepare the icing. In a saucepan add in brown sugar, desiccated coconut, butter and heavy cream.
  • Boil in a medium flame for about 3 mins and then switch off the flame.
  • Now spread the prepared icing over the baked cake and then slice and serve.


  • You can also add in some chopped walnuts along with the icing.
  • The baking time may vary from oven to oven.
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