Brown Sugar Cake

Brown Sugar Cake

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This is a beautiful cake when decorated with its unusual brown sugar icing. It makes a change from a normal party cake!

Suzanne Stull

Serves: 18 

  • Cake
  • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 1/2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Icing
  • 1 1/2 cups (250g) packed brown sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • Topping
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 125g toasted almonds
  • 315g toasted pecans
  • 20 red and green maraschino cherries

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Cake: Beat together the white sugar and butter. Add the eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking powder. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk.
  2. Pour into greased and floured 20x30cm pan. Bake at 180 degrees C for 30 minutes or until cake tests done.
  3. Icing: Beat together with an electric mixer the brown sugar, egg whites, water and salt. Place in a double boiler over rapidly boiling water, stirring constantly. Cook 10 minutes or until icing will stand in peaks. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until thick. Spread on cake.
  4. Topping: Place one large raisin in each corner. Then place toasted almonds, toasted pecans, red and green cherries all over the cake.

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