Preheat oven to 350F. Combine hot water and baking soda. Pour over dates in small bowl. Put aside. Cream sugar and butter, add all other ingredients. Combine dates with mix. Bake for 30 minutes or until cake is done. Mix all glaze ingredients very well. While cake is hot, pour glaze over cake. Let stand until cool before serving.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana