Brandy Simple Syrup

Brandy Simple Syrup

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
Recipe by  Glory

“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 yields 2 cups syrup for 2 cakes



  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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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.



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!



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!

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 40 cal
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 8.3 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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