Mix the boiling water, dates and baking soda into a bowl and let rest. Meanwhile cream the shortening, egg and sugar . Add dry ingredients alternating with the wet ingredients. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan.
Bake in oven at 350 F for 40-45 minutes.
Warm Glaze ingredients on stove and serve on individual servings or pour all over cake. Your Choice! Serve with ice cream!
I double my recipe as the guests always ask for seconds!