Burnt Sugar Cake

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Burnt Sugar Syrup:
  • Heat 1 cup sugar in a large skillet over low heat.
  • until melted and amber colored;.
  • remove from heat.
  • Carefully stir in 1 cup boiling water until sugar is disolved; cool.
  • Pepare burnt sugar syrup, cool.
  • Measure 1/2 for cake.
  • Reserve 3 tablespoons or more for frosting.
  • Sift flour, salt and baking powder onto wax paper.
  • Grease two 9 by 1 1/2 inch layer cake pans.
  • line with wax paper.
  • grease wax paper.
  • Preheat oven to moderate (350 degrees).
  • Beat butter with one cup of the sugar, egg yolks and vanilla in a large bowl.
  • Beat until fluffy.
  • Beat in the 1/2 cup burnt sugar syrup.
  • Stir in flour mixture alternately with the milk.
  • beating after each addition.
  • until batter is smooth.
  • Beat egg whites in a medium size bowl.
  • until foamy.
  • Beat in the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar slowly.
  • until meringne forms soft peaks.
  • Fold meringne into batter until no streaks of white remain.
  • Pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake in preheated moderate (350 degree) oven.
  • for 25 minutes or.
  • until center springs back when lightly touched with fingertip.
  • cool pans on wire rack 5 minutes.
  • Remove from pans.
  • Peel off paper.
  • cool completely.
  • Fill and frost with Burnt Sugar Frosting.
  • Garnish with pecan halves and chopped pecans.
  • Burnt Sugar Frosting:
  • Mix cream cheese and butter together until well blended.
  • Gradually add confectioners sugar, burnt sugar syrup and vanilla.
  • Frost layers, top and sides with frostin.
  • Garnish top with pecan halves around the rim of cake.
  • Press chopped pecans arounds sides of cake.
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