She means caramelized sugar. Don’t burn sugar. Please, please don’t burn sugar.
A similar recipe appeared in the May 2, 1940 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
From the box of L.S. of Joplin, Missouri.
Burnt Sugar Cake
Syrup–1 c. sugar burned, take from fire and add 1 c. boiling water.
- 1/2 c. butter
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 3 c. flour
- 2 t. baking powder
- 1 c. milk or water
Beat 5 minutes, then add
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 whites of eggs, beaten stiffly
Burnt Sugar Cake method (provided by Yesterdish)
Based on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette‘s recipe, bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes.