Burnt Sugar Cake

Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

Adapted from my Grandma's collection of "Secret" cake recipes.

A pleasant surprise awaits all who profit by her suggestions, which were drawn from her vast storehouse of practical knowledge

Her notes indicate this cake recipe has won 30 First Prizes.


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Serves:

8 Servings

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter
1 1/2 c
sugar
2
egg yolks
1 c
water
2 c
flour
1 tsp
vanilla
2 tsp
burnt sugar*
1/2 c
flour
2 tsp
baking powder
2
well beaten egg whites
1/2 c
boiling water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
*Burnt Sugar Syrup

Melt ½ cup sugar in skillet over medium high heat, until the sugar softens and melts and finally begins to throw off intense smoke. ( It really must burn).

Have ready 1/2 cup of boiling water.

Remove from the heat and pour in the boiling water quickly, allowing it to boil until you have molasses like syrup.

Return to low heat, simmer and stir until smooth.

Set aside to cool to room temperature.

This is sufficient for three cakes.
2
Burnt Sugar Cake

Beat together well first 7 ingredients.

Add 1/2 cup flour, two teaspoons baking powder: mix well.

Lastly fold in two well beaten egg whites.
3
Pour into 9 x 13 inch pan or two 8-inch layer cake pans and bake in 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes.

Frost with your favorite icing.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom