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Burnt Sugar Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Arlie Carter
Added: Sunday, April 3, 2005

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2/3 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. cold water
2 eggs (separated)
3 c. flour
2 tsp. soda
salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Burn 1/2 c. sugar. Add 1/2 c. boiling water. Boil a few minutes and cool. Cream shortening and sugar. Add beaten egg yolks and 1 c. water and burnt sugar syrup. Sift flour 6 times to small portion of sifted flour, add soda. Add flour without soda first, then vanilla, rest of flour. Fold in beaten egg whites. Bake in moderate 350 oven, 30 - 35 minutes.
Icing:
3/4 c. brown sugar
3 T. butter
2 T. milk
Bring to boil and cook to dissolve. Thicken with
powdered sugar.

 

 

 

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