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Burnt Sugar Cake ~ Aunt Rula Turner Recipe

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Rebecca Pace
Added: Friday, October 12, 2007


Burnt Sugar Syrup:
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Hot Water

1/2 Cup Shortening
1 1/4 Cup Sugar
2 well- beaten eggs Yolks
1 tsp Vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Burnt Sugar Syrup
2 egg whites -stiffly beaten

Burnt Sugar Frosting
2 Cup Sugar
3/4 Cup Light Cream
1/2 Cup Burnt Sugar Syrup
dash of salt

Burnt Sugar Syrup: Stir sugar in heavy pan over med heat and stir until it melts. Remove from heat and add 1 Cup Hot Water.
Cake: Cream together shortening, sugar, egg yolks and Vanilla. Beat well. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. . Mix 1 cup water with 1/2 cup burnt sugar syrup and add alternately to creamed mixture with flour. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Add nuts if desired. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Burnt Sugar Frosting:
Mix together sugar, cream, burnt sugar syrup and salt. Cook without stirring until a small maount of mixture forms a very soft ball in cold water. Cool and add 1 tsp Vanilla. Beat until smooth & creamy. Spread on cake.

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