Caramelised sugar cake

Caramelised sugar cake


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About this recipe: This deliciously different cake gets its unique and addictive flavour from caramelised sugar. It is more fussy than it sounds - indeed, this is a simple cake to make that yields extraordinary results!


Serves: 14 

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 125ml boiling water
  • 250g sifted plain flour
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 120ml vegetable oil
  • 7 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 225ml egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. To Make Caramelised Sugar Mixture: Melt 200g sugar in a pan till medium brown. Slowly stir in 125ml boiling water.
  2. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
  3. Sift together into mixing bowl the flour, 300g caster sugar, baking powder and salt. Form a well in the dry ingredients and add the vegetable oil, egg yolks, caramelised sugar mixture, cold water and vanilla. Beat with wooden spoon until smooth.
  4. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in large bowl until they hold very stiff peaks. Pour egg yolk mixture in a thin stream over egg whites. Fold in gently. Pour cake mixture into an ungreased tube cake tin.
  5. Bake at 170 C / Gas 3 for 65 to 70 minutes.

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