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.
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- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup butter
- Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan. Gradually stir in water; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 15 minutes until smooth, thickened and clear. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and butter. Serve hot over cake. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Hard Sauce for Cake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p11