Sugar Syrup

soaks an 8-inch three layer cake Conversion Chart Print


cup of sugar
1 cup of water


1. Boil water & sugar together. Once it boils, lower the flame & allow it to heat for another 1 minute. Remove from heat & cool completely. It can be made in advance & stored in refrigerator.
2. Use ⅓ cup of syrup to soak one layer of cake. If you are soaking White Cake then reduce the syrup per layer i.e. ¼ cup sugar in ¾ cup water. And soak each layer in ¼ cup syrup. With ⅓ cup syrup, I have found the cake to get over soaked.


The more you soak the layers before filling, the more moist your cake will be. So don’t hesitate to pour it in the required ⅓ or ¼ cup for every cake layer you use.