This unique cake was passed on to me from my great grandmother and is dated 1938. It is surprisingly easy; just be super careful when handling the hot sugar.
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 USA and 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 USA and Canada)
This cake didn't even need frosting. I made it in a bundt pan, and simply dusted it with a little powdered sugar. My friends begged me to take large pieces home with them. I let them - I was afraid I'd eat the rest of the cake by myself, in one sitting! - 08 Feb 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)