Simple Syrup is brushed on cakes for added moisture and flavor. This one can be flavored with brandy or rum.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 1/4 cup brandy
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.
When ready to use, mix in brandy. Brush onto cake layers before frosting.