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  Categories: Cakes, Canadian
       Yield: 6 Servings
       1 c  Dates
       1 c  Boiling water
       1 ts Vanilla
     1/4 c  Margarine
       1 c  Sugar
       1    Egg, beaten
   1 1/2 c  Flour
       1 ts Baking powder
       1 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt
       6 tb Brown sugar
       3 tb Butter
       4 tb Canned milk
       1 c  Coconut
       1 pn Salt
   Cook dates, water and vanilla to soft mass.  Cream
   margarine, sugar and egg.  Add dry ingredients to
   creamed mixture.  Add date mixture.  Pour into a 9 x 9
   greased pan and bake at 325F for 35 minutes.
   While cake is baking, put all the topping ingredients
   into a small pot and bring to a boil.  Boil for 3
   minutes.  When cake is baked, remove from oven, spread
   topping on it and place under the broiler to brown.
   Watch carefully, because it could burn. Helen Peagram,