The recipe for this delicious caramel syrup, which is a great additon to caramel cake, is courtesy of Dr. Maya Angelou and can be found in her new cookbook, "Hallelujah."
- 1 cup sugar
Heat sugar and 1 cup water in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Place over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and comes to a boil. Continue cooking, brushing down the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush but without stirring, until mixture becomes golden amber in color.
Immediately remove from heat and add 1 cup water. Return to heat and continue stirring until mixture becomes liquid. Transfer to a heatproof container and let cool completely before using.