Burnt Sugar Cake II

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This is my great grandmother's recipe dated 1938. It is made with caramelized sugar.

INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):


  • Prepare burnt sugar by placing 1/2 white sugar into a heavy skillet over medium high heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon as sugar melts. When it becomes very dark brown, remove from heat, add hot water very slowly and stir until dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees F). Line two 9 inch round baking pans with parchment paper.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together three times.
  • Cream the butter or margarine with the remaining 1 1/4 cups white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating thoroughly after each. Stir in the vanilla and the burnt sugar syrup mixture.
  • Add the dry ingredients and milk alternately to the creamed mixture. Beat until smooth. Pour batter into the prepared pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes.