Burnt Brown Sugar Cake Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
  • READY IN 10 mins

Burnt Brown Sugar Cake Sauce

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"This is a recipe I had at a German friends' house. As the title suggests, it's a sauce poured over dense white cake, like a pound cake or stale old cake, to give it a second life."

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Original recipe makes 1 cup Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    10 mins

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Slowly stir the brown sugar into the butter, allowing it to melt completely. Bring to a boil and cook until the sugar caramelizes and gives off a burnt smell, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and pour the hot water into the saucepan; mix until combined. You will have a sauce that is very liquid. Pour over pieces of cake and serve immediately. Best for stale white cake.
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Sep 07, 2010

I used the proportions of another recipe and this came out pretty good. 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup hot water. It was not as runny and thickened up a little more as it cooled.

 
Sep 01, 2010

This is really good. I adjusted the water a little so it was a bit thicker (used maybe 1/2 cup) and served it over strawberry shortcake in place of whipped cream. Very good!

 

3 Ratings

Jul 31, 2009

This has a lovely taste, but my only complaint it was extremely thin - like water. It doesn't really have the texture of a "sauce". I ended up adding 3 tablespoons of flour to thicken it up and it came out perfect. I really enjoyed it! It tasted just like toffee sauce, very smooth and delicious! and not the least bit grainy.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 155 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 50 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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