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    dry cake - can I add simple syrup now?

    puppitypup
    Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:52 pm
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    I baked a 3 layer cake yesterday for hubby's party tonight. I'm going to frost it right before the party, when I get off work. I cooked it a little too long, and I think it's going to be dry. Can I add simple syrup right before frosting it? In the past, whenever I've added simple syrup, I did it when the cake was hot and waited several hours before frosting.

    Thanks!

    Julie
    Dee514
    Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:03 pm
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    As long as the syrup is hot, and very thin, it should soak in. Don't know what flavor frosting you are planning on, but if the cake is chocolate, you could use coffee or even Kahlua (like when making a tiramisu).
    If the cake is vanilla you could use an orange, raspberry, lemon, almond or hazelnut flavored liqueur.
    puppitypup
    Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:07 pm
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    Thanks Dee!
    Dee514
    Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:10 pm
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    You're welcome icon_smile.gif
    duonyte
    Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:22 pm
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    Mother liked to sprinkle rum or other spirits over layer cakes to prevent a dry cake.
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