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What alcohol to use in yellow cake syrup?


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What alcohol to use in yellow cake syrup?

katecm | Jun 5, 2009 07:49 AM

Hello all,
I'm making a pretty traditional yellow layer cake with chocolate frosting for my husband's birthday, as it's his favorite combination, but I want to jazz it up a bit. I usually like to brush my cake layers with syrup to keep them moist and add some extra flavor, so am trying to decide what booze would be nice to add. My current thinking is amaretto, but perhaps I want to do a more traditional rum or brandy to keep the flavor a bit more pure. Any ideas?
Also, I don't have a really stellar yellow cake recipe, so if anyone has one, I'd love to see it. I'm looking for the moistest one I can find. Thanks!

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