My Grandmother's Burnt Sugar Cake

Course : Cakes
Serves: 1
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1 1/2 Cup shortening
1 1/2 Cup sugar
3 large eggs
3 Cup flour
3 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 Cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons burnt sugar syrup

Preparation / Directions:

Cream the shortening with the sugar, adding sugar gradually. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Add water and the flour mixture to the sugar mixture alternately, first some flour, then some water, and so forth, mixing the batter well at each addition; be sure to begin and end with flour. Add the vanilla and burnt sugar syrup with the last addition of water. Bake at 325° for 30 minutes. Frost with caramel frosting. This recipe makes 3 layers. Note: Burnt sugar syrup is made by heating sugar gently in a skillet until it melts and darkens slightly. It can be made ahead and stored on the shelf


Nutritional Information:

5461 Calories (kcal); 324g Total Fat; (53% calories from fat); 55g Protein; 592g Carbohydrate; 561mg Cholesterol; 3793mg Sodium

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