The Cake Slice: Burnt Sugar CakeNovember 20, 2009 at 1:11 am | Posted in cakes & tortes, groups, layer cakes, sweet things, the cake slice | 32 Comments
I almost forgot about this posting! My head has been somewhere else, and the date kind of got away from me. Oh well, here it is in all its sweet glory: the Burnt Sugar Cake for this month’s Cake Slice.
A burnt sugar syrup (really a dark caramel simple syrup) is the key to this recipe. Both the cake and the frosting have a nice dose of this syrup, giving them a very eye-catching soft caramel color.
The cake itself is nice– a dense crumb, but moist. Thanks to heaping amounts of powdered sugar added to the sugar syrup, the frosting is, predictably, very sweet. While my husband was a big fan, it was a bit too much for me…I made a bee-line to my toothbrush after each slice!
Here’s a printable link to the recipe. Or get your hands on a copy of Southern Cakes by Nancie McDermott. Cruise through the list of The Cake Slice Bakers to check out all of our sugary cakes this month!