I honestly had never heard of Burnt Sugar Cake before coming across this next recipe. By snooping around the internet I found it was very popular during the early to mid twentieth century at church and senior functions.
As is the case with many of these recipes there are no baking instructions, because the person who wrote them carried that info in her head. To get burnt sugar, my research found, you melt it in a pan on the stove. All of the recipes I read online called for white sugar, while this one uses brown sugar. For a complete recipe try this one.