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Hard Sauce for Cake Recipe

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My grandmother often dressed up leftover plain cake with this sauce. It also goes well with gingerbread. For fun, I love to page through my great-grandmother's old cookbooks.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 155 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually stir in water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 15 minutes until smooth, thickened and clear. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and butter. Serve warm over cake. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Hard Sauce for Cake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p11


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