He told me he wanted a Burnt Sugar Cake, A cake like the one his Mother could make..... I think I could make one, At least I could learn, But who in the world Has got sugar to burn??? 1 1/4 c. sugar
1/3 c. butter
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. orange flavoring
1/2 c. milk
1 3/4 c. cake flour
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. water

Carmelize 1/2 cup of the sugar. (Dissolve in water and boil until syrup is reduced to 1/4 cup.) Cool. Cream sugar and butter. Add egg yolks. Beat thoroughly. Sift flour, measure and sift with baking powder and salt. Combine milk, caramel syrup and flavoring. Add alternately with dry ingredients to first mixture. Beat well. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour into well oiled layer cake pans. Bake in a moderate oven at 375 degrees about 20 minutes.