Burnt Sugar Cake Bake at 350*-30 min.
Ingredients for Cake Portion
1/2 C. Shortening
1 1/2 C. Sugar
Cream the above.
2 Egg Yolks
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 1/2 C. Cake Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 C. Water or Milk
2 Stiff beaten egg whites added last
Burnt Sugar syrup...see directions and ingredients at bottom of recipe
Cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg yolks until light and fluffy. Add water, dry ingredients, burnt sugar syrup and last beaten egg whites. Bake in two 8" waxed paper lined pans at 350* for 30 min or until you can stick a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.
Burnt Sugar Syrup
Burn 1/2 C. sugar in heavy skillet. Add 1/2C. boiling water and boil until thick like molasses.
On stove top in small pan
1/2 C. Butter melted. Add 1 C. packed brown sugar and 1/4 C. milk. Stir until it starts to boil (I don't bring it to boil untill all ingredients are well mixed and sugar is dissolved). Add powdered sugar until right consistency to spread. As usual wait for cake to cool before frosting.
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