Burnt Sugar Cake

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Burning sugar? Really? Sure, give it a try!




  • 1 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/3 c. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. orange flavoring
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 3/4 c. cake flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 c. water



Carmelize 1/2 cup of the sugar. (Dissolve in water and boil until syrup is reduced to 1/4 cup.) Cool. Cream sugar and butter. Add egg yolks. Beat thoroughly. Sift flour, measure and sift with baking powder and salt. Combine milk, caramel syrup and flavoring.


Add alternately with dry ingredients to first mixture. Beat well. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour into well oiled layer cake pans. Bake in a moderate oven at 375 degrees about 20 minutes.


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