Burnt-sugar Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Stir the shortening to soften.
  • Gradually add sugar, and cream together until light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Add egg yolks (one at a time), beating well after each.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together 3 times; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, a small amount at a time.
  • Beat after each addition until smooth.
  • Add Burnt-sugar Syrup; fold in egg whites.
  • Bake in paper-lined 13 x 9 1/2 x 2 inch pan at 350ºF for about 40 minutes.
  • Burnt-sugar Syrup: Melt 1/2 cup white sugar in heavy skillet over low heat until dark brown, smooth.
  • Remove from heat; add 1/2 cup boiling water; return to heat; stir rapidly until like molasses syrup.
  • NOTE: Frost with Seven-minute Burnt-sugar Frosting.
  • Posted separately.
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