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    Burnt Sugar Cake

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    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Cindy Lynn's Note:

    This was a cake Mom made when I was a child. She didn't make it very often, but when she did...oh la la!

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    1. 1
      Burnt Sugar: Melt 1/2 cup sugar in a heavy pan over low heat stirring constantly until dark brown.
    2. 2
      Add 1/2 cup boiling water and cook until mixture looks like molasses.
    3. 3
      Cake: Sift flour, measure, add salt and baking powder and sift together.
    4. 4
      In a separate bowl, cream shortening.
    5. 5
      Add sugar gradually and cream well.
    6. 6
      Add eggs one at a time to creamed mixture, beating thoroughly after each addition.
    7. 7
      Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with milk.
    8. 8
      Add burnt sugar and vanilla.
    9. 9
      Bake in two greased and floured 8-inch round layer cake pans in a moderate oven (350 deg F); 30-35 minutes.
    10. 10
      Cool and frost with broiled frosting colored with burnt sugar.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 11, 2008


      Everyone loved it! I made frosting the usual way, but added the leftover burnt sugar Syrup and it was delicious!

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    • on December 10, 2003


      This is a great recipe! I made it in 2 9" pans, baked for 30 minutes .. We loved this!! thanks

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    • on September 12, 2002

      Cindy Lynn, whatta fluke I clicked on your name! I chose it b'cause thats my sis-inlaws name and Lo' and behold had a recipe my grandmother used to make in WVA! The burnt sugar cake! I remember it well! I will definately give it a try soon........maybe for my sisters birthday! It will be a sweet memory for her, I'm the broiled frosting you mentioned the same as Seafoam frosting? A cooked frosting with a marshmallowy texture?That's what Gram used on hers........When I make it I will let you know how it turned out! Thanx for the memories that were brought to mind just seeing that recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Burnt Sugar Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (1083 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1778.5
    Calories from Fat 558
    Total Fat 62.0 g
    Saturated Fat 17.3 g
    Cholesterol 228.5 mg
    Sodium 1168.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 283.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
    Sugars 169.7 g
    Protein 24.8 g

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