Queen Elizabeth Cake

This Queen Elizabeth cake is a lightly sweet date cake, topped with a brown sugar, butter and coconut broiled topping. A Canadian classic cake!

Gather ingredients


Gather and measure the cake ingredients.

Make the Batter


Mix together the cake batter with a stand mixer or electric beater.

Add to pan


Pour the cake batter into a 9-inch baking pan and bake 30-35 minutes.

Make the topping


Bring the coconut topping ingredients to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Top baked cake and broil until golden.


Keeps well and also freezes beautifully!