How to moisten a dry cake

Written by charlotte johnson
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How to moisten a dry cake
Rejuvenate a dry cake with a little sweet liquid. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

If you have place your time, efforts and valuable ingredients into baking a cake, it can be very disappointing to find out that it is overcooked and dry. Sometimes even well-baked cakes begin to get dry after initially being exposed to air. You do not have to toss a dry cake into the garbage. Instead, you can perform your own quick fix that will add moisture and flavour to your dessert and save your cake.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Knife
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Sauce pan
  • Flavoured extracts
  • Skewer
  • Brush

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  1. 1

    Cut away the top and sides of the cake if they are excessively dry or burnt.

  2. 2

    Place equal parts sugar and water into a sauce pan and simmer while stirring until you have a syrup.

  3. 3

    Add flavouring such as vanilla or almond extract to your syrup, if desired.

  4. 4

    Poke holes in the top of the cake with a skewer. Make the holes go through the entire thickness of the cake if possible.

  5. 5

    Brush the top and sides of the cake with the syrup, allowing excess syrup to drizzle down into the holes. Use as much of the syrup as your desire.

Tips and warnings

  • You also can use sweet alcoholic cordial drinks as a syrup for brushing and drizzling a dry cake.

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