Need Help ... Dry Cake

Decorating By dberck Updated 10 Aug 2009 , 6:22pm by diane

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dberck Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 8:28pm
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I just leveled a chocolate cake and it is dry. Is there anything I can do to save it???

Thanks.

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KHalstead Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 8:43pm
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yep, take equal parts granulated sugar and water and melt it in the microwave until the sugar is dissolved, let it come to room temp. and then use a pastry brush and brush all the tops of the layers and it will soak down into the cake making it nice and moist!

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brincess_b Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 8:49pm
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simple syrup -equal parts water and sugar, heat, disolve, brush on cake. (lots more posts on this for more detail)
but there is only so much it can do, if the cake is really dry, it might not help much.
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dberck Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 5:57pm
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Thanks for the responses..I did make the simple syrup and it helped a lot. It was still a little dry. Guess I will look for a different chocolate cake recipe to try next time.

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cylstrial Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 6:06pm
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I use simple syrup on all of my cakes!

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brincess_b Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 6:14pm
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it might just have been over baked - a couple of minutes can make the world of difference.
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diane Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 6:22pm
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that's the first time i heard of a chocolate cake being dry. i too, wonder if it's the recipe. icon_rolleyes.gif

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