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Hard Sauce for Cake

 Hard Sauce for Cake
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.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup butter

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons equals 155 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.