Cakes Cookbook Desserts

Burnt Sugar Cake

This recipe came from the Dunkerton, Iowa, First Baptist Church Cookbook – 1932.

1 1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. butter
2 egg yolks
1 C. lukewarm water
2 C. flour
2 T. burnt sugar*
2 egg whites, beaten
1 1/2 C. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix the first 4 ingredients. Beat into this gradually the flour and burnt sugar. Beat until smooth, then add the beaten egg whites, flour, baking powder and vanilla. Bake.

*To make burnt sugar: Put 1 cup sugar in skillet, keep stirring until brown, then add 1/2 cup of warm water gradually, stir; pour the water in slowly as this spatters.

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