Sunday, September 11, 2011

Granny's Burnt Caramel Cake

From Logan's grandmother Pauline's recipe book...

The recipe for Burnt Caramel Cake is:

2 1/2 cups brown sugar, separated
1/2 cup water
2/3 cup butter
2 eggs, separated
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup cold water
3 cups flour

Place 1/2 cup brown sugar in a pan on the stove until it smokes intensely and is quite dark. Then add 1/2 cup boiling water and cook until it forms a syrup, having 2/3 cup when done.

Beat 1 1/2 cup brown sugar and 2/3 cup butter together till it creams. Beat 2 egg yolks and whites separately. Add the yolks and 1 cup cold water, also the 'burnt' syrup to the batter mixture.

Sift the 3 cups flour six times. Add half to mixture, then beat. Add the other half lastly. Then add the stiffly beaten egg whites with one teaspoon vanilla, soda and baking powder.

This recipe makes a medium size cake. Bake in a hot over in layers or square tin.

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