Simple Syrup is brushed on cakes for added moisture and flavor. This one can be flavored with brandy or rum.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 cups syrup for 2 cakes
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine water, sugar and lemon zest. Bring mixture to a boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes. Strain into a sealable container, removing the lemon zest. Allow to cool, then cover and store in refrigerator.

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  • When ready to use, mix in brandy. Brush onto cake layers before frosting.

Nutrition Facts

40 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 8.3g 3% DV; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 0mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2008
I used amaretto instead of the brandy because I had an almond filling in my petit fours. It went very well! I did boil it all together also to reduce the alcohol since I was making them for a youngsters birthday. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2010
Don't know what it's supposed to be like. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2008
I used amaretto instead of the brandy because I had an almond filling in my petit fours. It went very well! I did boil it all together also to reduce the alcohol since I was making them for a youngsters birthday. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2008
very yummy! I used this on a wedding cake I was baking & it kept it so moist & gave it a fresh flavor. I didn't use the brandy however but it was still wonderful! Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2009
Made this using amaretto instead of brandy and it was wonderful. It kept the cake very very moist. Everyone raved about how good it was! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2009
This was the first time I had heard of doing this and was unsure how much to brush on my cake... went with my gut. Got rave reviews for moistness. Liked the suggestion of using amaretto. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2008
I used peach schnapps instead of brandy to brush a white cake with. Came out wonderful and I can definitely see using leftovers in drinks. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2008
very good. I used this for a wedding cake I made for my sister. turned out wonderful:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2010
I used Rum. it was great. I gave my cake an added taste and kept it moist. I also used about double the lemon zest cos I really like the flavor and it turned out excelent. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2010
Don't know what it's supposed to be like. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2012
great option for adding moisture to a layered cake. Read More
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