Simple Syrup is a homemade recipe for the popular sweetener that can be used in cocktails, coffee, tea, and added to baked goods and desserts. I also have a Chocolate Simple Syrup that works best on chocolate cake and red velvet cake!
Simple Syrup Recipe
This Simple Syrup Recipe is a baker’s secret weapon that can be used on cakes, cupcakes, cookies (on rare occasions), and even in my cocktails! The recipe for simple syrup is easy and can be modified in many ways. And, all you need is water and sugar to make this sweetener.
How to Store Simple Syrup
I like to store my simple syrup in a plastic bottle that has easy pouring and can close. However, you can also store it in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, for up to 3 weeks.
Can I Double or Triple the Simple Syrup Recipe?
Yes! The equation stays the same no matter how much simple syrup you make. I made a large batch and used 3 cups of sugar and 3 cups of water. It is a basic 1:1 ratio.
Why Should I Add Simple Syrup to Cakes?
Simply put, it keeps the cake moist throughout every stage of assembly and decoration. Not only does it help keep your cake moist, but it also helps to add sweet flavor which is always good!
Will it Make My Cake Too Sweet?
No. It will enhance the sweetness in your cake but not alter the flavor.
Will Simple Syrup Make My Cake Soggy?
No, but remember, less is more in this case. It’s easy to add additional syrup if needed.
Can I Use Simple Syrup with Fillings and Frostings?
Yes, definitely. You should use simple syrup on your cake layers and then fill/decorate as you normally would.
Can I Make this Simple Syrup Recipe in Different Flavors?
Absolutely! Simple syrups can be quite diverse. Mix in spices, extracts, and fruit for an instant flavored sweetener! In fact, I do have a Banana Simple Syrup to get you started on trying flavored simple syrups.
- 1 cup (250 g) water
- 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
- To a medium saucepan, add water and sugar.
- Bring to a boil and stir until all sugar has dissolved (1-2 minutes).
- Allow the syrup to cool. Then, place it in an airtight container.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
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Could you swap granulated sugar with granulated sweetener, as I’m diabetic & have been experimenting with sweetener instead of sugar in cakes
I have used Swerve in place of granulated sugar in many recipes. I find there is less of the after flavor. Also use agave syrup in place of many sugars (granulated or liquid) as it breaks down slower in the body and once you find the right combo of liquid agave to granulated sugar the results are still very delicious without after taste of sweetness.
Stevia may be a good option. Have not tried yet but you could try. It has a very sweet tho BW
Can this syrup be used in brownies with nuts