11 May 2017

How to make a simple syrup to soak cakes

This is how I soak my vanilla cakes. You can use this same measure to soak the chocolate cakes too. But I normally use grape juice to soak my chocolate cakes.
This is the ratio of sugar to water I use to soak my cakes. I have seen some people use 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water but I find that too sweet and it somehow alters the taste of the cake so this is what I follow and it works well for me!
You need not soak the 'naked' cakes but it's necessary to soak the cake layers if you intend to frost your cakes otherwise it will become dry. Check this post on how to frost cakes easily.

Simple syrup for Cakes

Preparation time 1 min | Cooking time 3 mins | Makes 1 cup

  • Water - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Flavors of choice
If you want to make a small batch
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp
Simple syrup for Cakes

1. Heat 1 cup of water in a sauce pan and add the sugar to it.

2. Keep stirring until the sugar dissolves completely. 

3. After it cools, you can add flavors of your choice (if your recipe calls for it)

Sugar syrup for Cakes

1. If you want to use this to make drinks, desserts or other dishes then use 1:1 ratio.
2. If after baking you find the cake is not sweet enough then also you can use 1:1 sugar to water and soak the cake.
3. Use a brush or spoon to soak the cake layers.
4. Do not use the whole cup of simple syrup to soak your cakes, just a few tbsps will do.

Until next time,
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  1. That's a nice basic post... I have never brushed my cakes with sugar syrup but then eventually they go dry, so I need to be doing this with my future cakes for sure...

  2. Thanks so much for this, will sure try it out

  3. I do this it makes all the difference to your sponges i add a little vanilla to mine keeps in fridge for a long while

  4. Even brushing your cakes with any type of liquor is great. I use Kahlua on my chocolate cakes,then make a Kailua frosting, it's so good.

  5. Has anyone even do this to Cupcakes??

  6. Has anyone ever tried this on Cupcakes?

    1. If your cupcakes are very dry, you can soak them with the syrup.


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