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How to make syrup for cakes: the recipes and the tips to prepare it

Difficulty: Low
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Ingredients
Water
280grams
Sugar
120grams
vanilla pod
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Lemon zest
1
Water
250grams
Rum
40grams
Sugar
80grams
Water
200grams
Milk
200grams
Sugar
100grams
Water
200grams
Coffee
100grams
Sugar
50grams

Syrup for cakes is a precious ally when we want to prepare a tasty and soft cake. Making it at home is really easy and we can prepare it in different ways: with a common base of water you can make an alcoholic, non-alcoholic, milky or flavored syrup. In just a few steps your cake will acquire softness and an unmistakable taste. Follow these tips step by step and you will prepare your cake syrup in just a few minutes!

How to prepare a syrup for cakes: 4 recipes to prepare it

Let's find out what are the best four recipes to make with syrup for cakes.

Simple Syrup

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For the non-alcoholic syrup you will need water, a lemon zest, a vanilla pod and some sugar: add the lemon zest and vanilla to the water and let it steep for 30 minutes. After this time, bring all the ingredients into a saucepan, add the sugar and stir over a low heat until the sugar has melted. Take care that the water does not come to boil. Remove from the heat and filter your  syrup with a sieve.

Liquor Syrup

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In a saucepan add water and sugar and stir. Bring the saucepan to the heat and cook on a low heat until the sugar has melted, at this point remove the pan from the heat and add the small glass of rum, stir until your emulsion is blended, let it cool before use it for your cake. As an alternative to rum you can use a small glass of cointreau.

Milk Syrup

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In a saucepan, add the water, milk and sugar: cook over low heat, stirring until the sugar has melted. Be careful that the ingredients do not come to boil. Transfer the syrup to a container and wait for it to cool before using it.

Coffee Syrup

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Add the water and sugar in a saucepan: cook over low heat, stirring until the sugar has completely melted, then remove from the heat and add the coffee, stirring constantly until you get a homogeneous syrup.

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