Okay, so I have a tricky electric oven. I baked a cake and it is just a little too brown on the sides and top. I have heard of putting some kind of sugar syrup on a cake to keep it moist- will this help in softening it a bit? And how exactly do i make this syrup?
Thanks is advance!
When that happens to me I simply trim off the too brown parts. Use a sharp, thin knife and trim them off. If it needs sugar syrup, make it this way:
75 grams sugar
156 grams water.
Mix sugar and water in sauce pan and bring to simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Simmer for 5 minutes, then cover and set aside to cool. Add any flavorings desired (about 2 tbsp, if I remember correctly).
Makes 1 cup. Remember that colored flavorings will color your cake, so if you are making white cake I wouldn't add anything to it unless it's colorless.
As noted above I would trim it. Syrup helps to KEEP a cake moist, but it won't soften an overcooked cake. I use a simple syrup equal parts sugar and water (by weight), rather than the light syrup the above poster uses.