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Water Cake                                                            Aunt Tillie Christensen

1 cup sugar                                                            1/4 tsp. salt

2 cups boiling water


Combine above ingredients.  Mix following as a cake:

1/2 cup sugar                                                        1 Tbsp. cocoa

1 Tbsp. butter                                                        cup flour

1/2 cup milk                                                            1/4 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. baking powder                                          1/2 cup dates

1/2 cup raisins                                                       1/2 cup nuts


Drop dough into the water-sugar mixture, that you've put in 9 x 13 inch greased pan.  Bake 30 - 45 minutes at 350.  Cut serving pieces and put upside down on plates.  Top with whipped cream.