---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
  Categories: Cakes
       Yield: 1 Servings
            -Pat Dwigans fwds07a-
     1/4 c  Butter
       1 c  Sugar
   1 1/2 c  Flour
       1 ts Vanilla
     1/2 c  Nuts; chopped
       1 c  Boiling water
       1 c  Date; chopped
       1 ts Baking soda
       5 tb Sugar
       5 tb Evaporated milk
       2 tb Butter
            Toasted coconut and nuts
      Pour boiling water over chopped dates.  Let stand until cool and then
   add baking soda.  Cream sugar and butter well. Add eggs, flour, vanilla and
   nuts.  Add date mixture. Pour into a long flat pan or a loaf pan and bake
   at 350~ for 25-30 minutes.
      Topping.  Combine sugar, milk and butter in pan and boil until thick
   approximately 3 minutes.  Spread on top of cake and sprinkle with coconut
   and nuts.