Burnt Sugar Cake
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2 egg yolks (save whites)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup water or milk
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 stiff beaten egg whites, fold in
Burnt Sugar Syrup
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup boiling water
Burnt Sugar Frosting:
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2/3 cup sweet cream
- chunk of butter
For cake: Mix ingredients in order given. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
For Syrup: Melt sugar in skillet and stir until smokes intently (dark brown and smooth). Remove from heat and add boiling water; return to stove and stir rapidly until molasses-like syrup results. Pour over cake.
For Frosting: Boil ingredients until soft ball stage, then beat to a cream and spread on cake.
By Robin from Washington, IA
August 20, 20100 found this helpful
Thanks so much, Robin! My mom used to make this when I was a kid (oh, about 45 yrs ago), & I loved it.
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