How to make it

  • Melt 1/2 c. sugar in a skillet over medium low heat until clear and medium brown, shaking pan or stirring gently to prevent burning. Remove from heat. Add boiling water, stirring constantly. Stir over low heat until lumps dissolve. Add water to make 1 cup. Cool.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 layer pans (8 or 9 in.) or an oblong (9 x 13) pan. Blend flour, 1 c. sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add shortening and 2/3 c. of caramel-water mixture. Beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Add remaining caramel-water mixture, eggs, and vanilla. Beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Bake layers for 30 minutes, oblong pan 35-40 minutes.
  • Burnt Sugar Icing
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. boiling water
  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 2 1/2 T. cake flour
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 3 c. confectioners' sugar
  • 3 T. water
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • Melt 1/2 c. sugar in a skillet over medium low heat until clear and medium brown, shaking pan or stirring gently to prevent burning. Remove from heat. Add boiling water, stirring constantly. Stir over low heat until lumps dissolve. Add water to make 1 cup. Cool.
  • Melt shortening in saucepan. Remove from heat. Add flour and salt. Stir in caramel-water mixture, slowly. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Alternately, stir in confectioners' sugar and water. Set saucepan in a bowl of cold water. Beat until consistency to spread, then stir in vanilla. If too thick, add a little water.

Reviews & Comments 9

Add a Link?

Post a link to another recipe or group by pasting the url into the box where you want it to show up. We'll do the rest.

Post Message or cancel
    " It was excellent "
    angelgal ate it and said...
    WOW! ;9
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • snomama 6 years ago
    ~FIVE-FORKS~ What great Memories on this one. My Grandmaw use to make this all the time. :)
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • mountainmama 6 years ago
    KnOx you know I'll make it for you when ever you say..:)
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • knoxcop 6 years ago
    And you're making me one of these with coffee when?! LOL Great post! --Kn0x--
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    I believe you, sounds and looks delicious!
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    greentreefrogs ate it and said...
    NO NO MINE..PLEASE its mine..this is beautiful. OH my word sounds so good. "FIVE FORKS"
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • 22566 6 years ago
    A Great sounding Cake,is it just me,or is it this time of year--Hibernation--?I crave,cookies,cakes,potatoes,either way,I'm taking this one into the cave--mine all mine!!

    Kind Regards
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    {Thanks for the precious memorys} my mama's favorite recipe} high 5 across the board. thanks
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    I will never tell anyone I burnt anything! LOL Yummy
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag

Maybe List
Hang onto this recipe

while I look at others.

Holding 0 recipes