This recipe came from my gran and dates from 1938. The caramelised sugar is what gives this cake flavour, and it is so easy to make yet so different. This works well as a birthday cake, iced with buttercream icing.
good recipe.. my family has greatly appreciated it - 25 Jul 2012
I have been looking for this recipe for years. My grandmother use to make this cake. It was my favorite. My grandmother would not measure anything. I don't know how she did it, but the burnt sugar cake always came out perfect everytime. Thank you. - 23 May 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Regarding Hollybells frosting request; A caramel or sometimes called burnt sugar frosting is what I have always used on this and spice cakes. Caramel Frosting V by Carol from this site looks like a possible good choice. - 05 Sep 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)