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Caramel Top Hats

 Caramel Top Hats
A plain purchased pound cake's at the heart of the elegant-looking dessert. I've used angel food cake, cupcakes, doughnuts and even a stack of cookies as the base in place of the pound cake. Top it off with a fun selection of sundae makings—nuts, orange rinds, cherries, etc.—Nova MacIssac, Souris, Prince Edward Island
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 4 slices pound cake
  • Butter pecan ice cream


  • In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, milk, butter and corn
  • syrup; mix well. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until heated
  • through (do not boil).
  • Top each slice of cake with a scoop of ice cream; drizzle with warm
  • caramel sauce. Serve immediately. Refrigerate any leftover sauce.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 422 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 226 mg sodium, 78 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.