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Brandy Simple Syrup Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Brandy Simple Syrup

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"Simple Syrup is brushed on cakes for added moisture and flavor. This one can be flavored with brandy or rum."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups syrup for 2 cakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    15 mins


  1. 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.
  2. When ready to use, mix in brandy. Brush onto cake layers before frosting.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 29, 2008

I used amaretto instead of the brandy because I had an almond filling in my petit fours. It went very well! I did boil it all together also to reduce the alcohol since I was making them for a youngsters birthday.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 30, 2010

Don't know what it's supposed to be like.

Apr 23, 2008

very yummy! I used this on a wedding cake I was baking & it kept it so moist & gave it a fresh flavor. I didn't use the brandy however, but it was still wonderful!

Jul 06, 2009

Made this using amaretto instead of brandy, and it was wonderful. It kept the cake very, very moist. Everyone raved about how good it was!

Feb 23, 2009

This was the first time I had heard of doing this and was unsure how much to brush on my cake.. . went with my gut. Got rave reviews for moistness. Liked the suggestion of using amaretto.

Aug 04, 2008

I used peach schnapps instead of brandy to brush a white cake with. Came out wonderful, and I can definitely see using leftovers in drinks.

Apr 12, 2008

very good. I used this for a wedding cake I made for my sister. turned out wonderful :)

Sep 13, 2010

I used Rum. it was great. I gave my cake an added taste and kept it moist. I also used about double the lemon zest, cos I really like the flavor and it turned out excelent.


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  • Calories
  • 40 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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