Simple Syrup Soak for Moister Cakes

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One way to prevent serving a dry homemade cake and to insure that it is moist to taste is to soak it with a syrup you make yourself. Homemade cakes can sometimes come out a tad dry and ruin the texture of a delicious cake. Syrup and a pastry brush can fix that problem. Create a simple syrup with sugar boiled in water for about 7 or 8 minutes. The ratio I use is 1 to 1 which basically means the same amount of water for the same amount of sugar. For instance, ½ cup of sugar, and ½ cup of water in a saucepan, boil for 7-8 minutes and it’s done.

I usually flavor my simple syrup with an extract or liqueur. Using your pastry brush, gently coat the cake with your syrup—using your own discretion as to how much. However, keep in mind, a soggy cake can be just as bad as a dry one so be careful not to overdo the syrup.