Vegan Burnt Sugar Cake With Icing

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Recipe by Chef Joey Z.

I loved this cake as a child. I haven't tried this one yet, but plan to soon. To burn the sugar for this recipe you need to take 1 cup of sugar and put it into a heavy skillet, stir until it's melted. You must burn it! Once it's dark brown add 1 cup of water and boil until you get a syrupy consistancy. I got the original non-vegan recipe from

Ingredients Nutrition

  • For the cake

  • 12 cup margarine (Earth Balance)
  • 1 12 cups sugar (unrefined cane)
  • 3 teaspoons egg substitute (Ener-G)
  • 4 tablespoons filtered water (add to egg replacer)
  • 1 cup water (filtered)
  • 2 12 cups flour (unbleached)
  • 4 tablespoons burnt sugar syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (non-aluminum)
  • For the icing

  • 2 cups sugar (unrefined cane)
  • 12 cup margarine (Earth Balance)
  • 12 cup cream (Silk Creamer)
  • 14 cup agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (organic)
  • burnt sugar syrup (whats left)


  1. CAKE:.
  2. Cream the margarine and sugar.
  3. Add the egg replacer, water, vanilla and burnt sugar syrup.
  4. Mix together then add flour and baking powder.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9x13" pan or use 2-9" round pans.
  7. Bake at 350'F for 35 minutes.
  8. The cake is done when you touch the center and it springs back up.
  9. Cool the cake.
  10. ICING:.
  11. Combine the Icing ingredients together in a sauce pan and cook until it forms a hard ball.
  12. Ice the cake while it's still warm and it will harden on the cake.
  13. Enjoy.

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