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Burnt Sugar Cake Recipe

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Added: Thursday, August 6, 2009



3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup boiling water

1 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter (1 1/3 sticks)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, separated
3 cups cake flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk

For syrup: In a small heavy skillet or saucepan, heat sugar over medium heat. Lower to medium low as syrup forms; stir frequently, breaking up lumps. Cook and stir until brown syrup forms and mixture begins to smoke, about 30 minutes. Gradually stir in boiling water. Remove from heat; cool. Reserve 1/2 cup for cake. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
For cake:
Cream butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light, about 3 minutes. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup burnt sugar syrup. Add vanilla, then egg yolk one at a time, beating after each addition.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating batter until smooth. Beat egg whites until stiff; gently fold by hand into batter. Pour batter into two 8-inch oiled layer cake pans, smoothing batter. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove and cool.




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