Hi everyone! So I was baking a cake this morning and it needed a few more minutes in the oven. Ever forget to set the timer? I went along and was doing what I needed to do and forgot about it. It's not burned by any means, but I'm afraid it's going to be too dry. I really wasn't wanting to make another cake but I've seen some places that add a sugar syrup to their cakes before icing to keep it moist.
Anyone have any info. on this or if it would be a good idea to do something like that to save this cake? THANKS!
If it's for a paying customer, I'd look at it very carefully and consider re-baking. If it's for family and you want to experiment to see how a wash works, then yes by all means to it. i put a wash on all my cakes, and no they're not dry to start with. A wash (the proper name for a simple syrup put on cakes) is equal parts granulated and water, boiled until clear (just a minute after it goes clear) and then cooled and either brushed or squirted with a very small tipped bottle onto the cake. Don't soak it, but get some on there.
I've used it plenty of times. No problem unless the cake is darker than the others it goes with, but you did say it wasn't burnt. I use the simple syrup on all the cakes I do. Luv it!