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Simple Syrup: For Baking and Cocktails

Enhancing Your Cakes with Simple Syrups

When it comes to adding an extra burst of flavor to your cakes or mixed drinks, I always turn to simple syrup. Not only does it infuse your creations with delightful taste, but it also comes to the rescue for cakes that might lean towards dryness or aren't getting frosted right away. I tend to make mine with more water, less sugar. For those looking to elevate their syrup game, consider trying out flavored or Vanilla Simple Syrup.

Basic Simple Syrup:


  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup granulated sugar


1. In a saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil.

2. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes, ensuring the sugar completely dissolves.

3. Remove from heat and allow it to cool.

4. Transfer the syrup into a spray bottle for easy application onto cakes.

5. Store any remaining syrup in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Flavored or Vanilla Simple Syrup:


  • Basic Simple Syrup

  • Pulp and pod of ½ vanilla bean.


1. Simply add the vanilla bean pulp and pod to the sugar and water mixture before boiling.

2. Follow the same steps as for Basic Simple Syrup.

And here's where the fun truly begins! Don't hesitate to experiment with different flavors. Whether it's using powders, emulsions, extracts, oils, or even a splash of your favorite liquor, customizing your syrup opens up endless possibilities to complement and enhance the flavors of your cakes.

Note: As a personal recommendation, I've found Perfect Palate Powder Flavors by More Than Cake to be exceptionally versatile and concentrated, perfect for infusing flavor into anything you eat or drink. Plus, I've secured a special discount for you through the link above. So go ahead, get creative, and let your cakes shine with the magic of simple syrups!


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