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burnt sugar cake

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Charlotte Chaffin
Columbia, SC

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.

★★★★★ 1
serves 12
prep time 35 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For burnt sugar cake

  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 3/4 c
    cake flour
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
    eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    orange flavoring, optional

How To Make burnt sugar cake

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

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