Liqueur Flavored Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is just that, simple. In cake making it's commonly brushed on cake layers to add moisture and make a pleasant crumb texture. Though it is primarily sugar, it doesn't add sweetness to the cake and can be flavored to add a special touch to your recipe.

This syrup is used to coat each layer of your cake before applying icing or filling


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon flavored liqueur (ie, Amaretto, Raspberry, etc)


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water and sugar over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Stop stirring, and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, and add liqueur.
  4. Cool to room temperature. Will keep, refrigerated in an airtight container, for up to 1 month.

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