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“This is in response to a request. Taken from my 1960's Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook. Prep time is only an estimation.”
1hr 10mins
1 13x9x2 inch cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir the shortening to soften.
  2. Gradually add sugar, and cream together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla.
  4. Add egg yolks (one at a time), beating well after each.
  5. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together 3 times; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, a small amount at a time.
  6. Beat after each addition until smooth.
  7. Add Burnt-sugar Syrup; fold in egg whites.
  8. Bake in paper-lined 13 x 9 1/2 x 2 inch pan at 350ºF for about 40 minutes.
  9. Burnt-sugar Syrup: Melt 1/2 cup white sugar in heavy skillet over low heat until dark brown, smooth.
  10. Remove from heat; add 1/2 cup boiling water; return to heat; stir rapidly until like molasses syrup.
  11. NOTE: Frost with Seven-minute Burnt-sugar Frosting.
  12. Posted separately.

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