1 cup chopped dates

1 cup boiling water

125 g butter

1 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 large egg

½ cup chopped walnuts

1 ½ cups flour

¼ tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda


4 tbsp butter

½ cup brown sugar

2 tbsp milk

1 cup coconut


Cover dates with hot water and leave until lukewarm.

Cream butter and sugar then add vanilla and egg.

Beat well, add dates and liquid and the remainder of the ingredients.

Turn into a greased and floured 20 cm cake tin and bake at 180 degrees C until almost cooked (about 45 minutes).

Spread the topping over the cake and bake it further 10 minutes.


Mix butter, sugar and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.

Remove from the heat and add coconut.