Click for Cookbook LOGIN
"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."--Calvin Trillin

Cake: Burnt Sugar Cake 1947 (Caramel Cake) Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Cake: Burnt Sugar Cake 1947 (Caramel Cake) is from Treasured family Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!


1 cups sugar
( cup sugar to burn and mix with hot water below)
cup butter
2 eggs
2 cups flour
teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 cup hot water
1 teaspoon vanilla
Burnt Sugar also known as Caramel Icing:
2 cups granulated sugar
⅔ cup cream
⅓ cup butter

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour two round pans.
Sift together flour, salt and baking powder set aside.
In small pan cook cup of sugar. When dark brown (but not burnt to the extent of tasting burnt) add hot water slowly (off the heat).
In large mixing bowl blend 1 cup sugar and butter. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Blend flour, salt, baking powder. and cooled burnt sugar water. Pour into prepared pans and bake 25-30 minutes.

Frosting: Burnt Sugar Icing
Burn sugar until brown add cream and boil until soft boil stage ( drop of syrup into a cup of cold water and forms a soft ball when molding between fingers). Add butter and stir until melted. Ice cake.




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 1,500,000 in our family cookbooks!





Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 1,500,000 in our family cookbooks!