This is a recipe I had at a German friends' house. As the title suggests, it's a sauce poured over dense white cake, like a pound cake or stale old cake, to give it a second life.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Slowly stir the brown sugar into the butter, allowing it to melt completely. Bring to a boil and cook until the sugar caramelizes and gives off a burnt smell, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and pour the hot water into the saucepan; mix until combined. You will have a sauce that is very liquid. Pour over pieces of cake and serve immediately. Best for stale white cake.

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Nutrition Facts

155 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 27g 9% DV; fat 5.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 50.4mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2010
I used the proportions of another recipe and this came out pretty good. 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup hot water. It was not as runny and thickened up a little more as it cooled. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2010
I used the proportions of another recipe and this came out pretty good. 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup hot water. It was not as runny and thickened up a little more as it cooled. Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2009
This has a lovely taste but my only complaint it was extremely thin - like water. It doesn't really have the texture of a "sauce". I ended up adding 3 tablespoons of flour to thicken it up and it came out perfect. I really enjoyed it! It tasted just like toffee sauce very smooth and delicious! and not the least bit grainy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2010
This is really good. I adjusted the water a little so it was a bit thicker (used maybe 1/2 cup) and served it over strawberry shortcake in place of whipped cream. Very good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2020
I used the measurements in one review of 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup dark brown sugar, 1/3 cup hot water. It was fantastic! I served it with Brown sugar pound cake and the teachers at school said it was the best cake they ever had. Now I'm trying to find more dishes to serve it on, maybe pancakes, cookies, even salmon. This is actually a 5 star if made with the adjusted measurements. Read More