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.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup butter
- 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.
Nutrition Facts2 tablespoons: 155 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Originally published as Hard Sauce for Cake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook