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Burnt Sugar Cake II

Burnt Sugar Cake II

Lynn

This is my great grandmother's recipe dated 1938. It is made with caramelized sugar.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 162 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Prepare burnt sugar by placing 1/2 white sugar into a heavy skillet over medium high heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon as sugar melts. When it becomes very dark brown, remove from heat, add hot water very slowly and stir until dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees F). Line two 9 inch round baking pans with parchment paper.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together three times.
  4. Cream the butter or margarine with the remaining 1 1/4 cups white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating thoroughly after each. Stir in the vanilla and the burnt sugar syrup mixture.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and milk alternately to the creamed mixture. Beat until smooth. Pour batter into the prepared pans.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes.
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PATMAR
36
12/31/2003

I have been looking for this recipe for years. My grandmother use to make this cake. It was my favorite. My grandmother would not measure anything. I don't know how she did it, but the burnt sugar cake always came out perfect everytime. Thank you.

Marie C.
31
9/5/2005

Regarding Hollybells frosting request; A caramel or sometimes called burnt sugar frosting is what I have always used on this and spice cakes. Caramel Frosting V by Carol from this site looks like a possible good choice.

JODIPAUL
27
12/31/2003

This cake didn't even need frosting. I made it in a bundt pan, and simply dusted it with a little powdered sugar. My friends begged me to take large pieces home with them. I let them - I was afraid I'd eat the rest of the cake by myself, in one sitting!