Burnt Sugar Cake

Burnt Sugar Cake Recipe

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Charlotte Chaffin

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@ladycharia

My grandma Dismukes passed this recipe on to me. Now I am a grandma and cook for grandkids~ love this cake.
Be careful not to scorch the sugar or over boil it. I only boil it to soft ball stage~ where a drop will form a soft ball when placed in a cool glass of water.
Please note this was an old "Victorian Recipe", so it has been changed just a little.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
12
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
25 Min

Ingredients

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1 1/4 c
sugar
1/4 c
water
1/3 c
butter
1/2 tsp
salt
2 tsp
baking powder
1 3/4 c
cake flour
1/2 c
milk
2
eggs, separated
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
orange flavoring, optional

How to Make Burnt Sugar Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a small cast iron skillet carmalize 1/2 cup sugar over medium heat. Add 1/4 cup water and dissolve. Let boil until syrup is reduced to 1/4 cup. Set aside and let cool.
  • 2Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans or one 9x13 inch pan.
  • 3In a large bowl cream 3/4 cup sugar and butter. Add egg yolks, Beat thoroughly.
  • 4In a medium bowl, sift salt, baking powder, and flour. Set aside.
  • 5In a small bowl combine milk, carmalized sugar and flavorings. Add alternately with dry igredients into large bowl with creamed sugar,butter and egg yolks.
  • 6Beat egg whites until stiff, fold into cake batter. Pour into cake pans. Bake for 20-30 min until done.
  • 7Frost with white icing(Mixture of Butter,powdered sugar, vanilla and hot water) Drizzle burnt sugar over it.

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Course/Dish: Cakes




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