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Burnt Sugar Angel Food

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Why I Love This Recipe

Just another one from the old recipe box

Ingredients You'll Need

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1 package angel food cake mix
1 cup chopped toasted pecans
1 cup sifted confectioners; sugar
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons milk


In a saucepan, cook and stir granulated sugar until melted and golden brown. Stir in water; boil 5 to 10 minutes or until mixture is syrupy and reduced to about 1/3 cup. Remove from heat and let stand to cool.

Prepare cake mix according to package directions, substituting 1/4 cup of the syrup mixture for 1/4 cup of water called for on the package. Reserve remaining syrup mixture.

Stir toasted pecans into the batter; pour into a 10-inch tube cake pan. Bake at 375° for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool; remove from pan and top with the icing. Make icing Combine the sifted confectioners' sugar with butter and milk and remaining syrup mixture. Add a little more milk or Powdered sugar to get the desired consistency.

Frost & Serve

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