Burnt Sugar Cake

Recipe by Cindy Lynn

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!

Top Review by kelly in TO

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

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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