Softening A Cake

Decorating By micaelasmami Updated 6 May 2009 , 4:14pm by micaelasmami

micaelasmami Posted 6 May 2009 , 9:44am
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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. icon_sad.gif 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!

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karateka Posted 6 May 2009 , 12:20pm
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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.

PinkZiab Posted 6 May 2009 , 12:43pm
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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.

micaelasmami Posted 6 May 2009 , 4:14pm
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thank you!

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