Burnt Sugar Angel Food Cake

"Start with a mix, and end with a deliciously different Angel Food. A good friend passed this recipe on to me. I used walnuts, and it sent the taste over the top !"
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  • Over med. high heat, melt the sugar in a saucepan,stirring constantly.
  • WARNING: The hot sugar will be overheated at this point and will almost explode when you add the water. Be very careful, keeping your face back, and adding the water carefully.
  • Add the water, and boil for 7 min's,remove from heat and set aside.
  • Prepare the cake according to directions on the box, but substitute 1/4 cup of the water with 1/4 cup of the prepared sugar syrup.
  • Fold the toasted pecans into the batter.
  • Without spraying or greasing the pan, pour the cake batter directly into the Angel Food pan.
  • Bake for about 35-40 min's, then remove from pan to cool.
  • For icing, beat the icing sugar,butter, cream and remaining syrup together, sprad over the cake.
  • You can add more icing sugar or cream to make a nice consistency to spread over the cake.

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  1. I made this recipe exactly as written with one deviation; I used only half the icing mix. Great recipe! This is one of the best angel food cake I have eaten. I am not big on sweets, but when I want them - I want them. This cake was light and airy and the icing did not overwhelm that texture at all.


<p>My mother was known for her cooking and baking and I am so happy that I was able to pick up her great skills.</p> <p>I enjoyed many years as a stay at home Mom, whipping up all sorts of large meals and baking of all kinds. Time does not permit many hours in the kitchen anymore, but I still like to entertain when possible and I am always searching for the latest greatest new recipe to add to my tried and true collection.</p>
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