What to soak cakes?

Elena Shchugoreva
Elena Shchugoreva
December 20, 2012
What to soak cakes?

Making a homemade cake is akin to magic: from products that look bland, you get a beautiful piece of culinary art! How nice then to give your own and loved ones a cake made with your own hands for tea! In the process of its preparation it is important to consider everything, but one of the main parts of it is impregnation. It is very important to know how to soak the cakes, so that they are moderately juicy and tasty.


Cakes can be soaked with sugar syrup. It is necessary to boil water with 0.5 liters and pour into it about 1 cup of sugar. Then it is necessary to stir the boiling syrup until the sugar dissolves completely. Then the mixture should be cooled. When it cools to room temperature, you can begin impregnation. Water can be replaced by berry or fruit juice. You can also use a thick decoction of fruit or dried fruit. If you put 100 g of dried fruit per liter of water in compote, then 200-300 grams should be taken as a basis for the syrup. We prepare a thick broth, also we refill with sugar, boil it, let it boil for 20-30 minutes.

Remember that if you soak the cakes with syrup, they will get wet very quickly, so take a little syrup to soak.


When deciding how to soak the cake layers, you can stop at a lightly thick cream. It is prepared very simply. In 200 grams of softened butter, you must add a can of condensed milk and beat well. And that's all, the cream is ready! It is suitable for both shortbread and honey. If you are thinking about how to soak biscuit cakes, then know that they do not require porous and do not require a lot of impregnation, so even a rather thick cream will suit them.

Jam jam

And another version of what you can soak cakes. This is a homemade jam and lightly thick jam. Even good, if it will be whole berries, pieces of fruit, nuts. This will add to the cake charms and taste! This impregnation should be done gradually, spreading the mass on the cake with a spoon. If you see that baking takes a lot of jam, then do not be zealous, smear it moderately, otherwise you will not eat cake with impregnation from jam, but jam, in which you put a biscuit. You can also use homemade jam and berry jelly for impregnation.