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How to moisten a dry cake?

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  • Alicia R Dec 8, 2003 01:48 AM
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I baked a chocolate cake which came out way too dry. Is there a good way to moisten it? I was thinking of drizzling it with Kahlua or spritzing it with coffee. Has anyone found a successful way of salvaging their dry cakes?

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    babette feasts

    Soak it in booze!!

    Serve with LOTS of whipped cream.

    Ice cream cake!

    Rum balls! (if all else is lost)

    If it can be cut into layers, brush as much simple syrup - booze of choice mix as you desire, fill with a custardy filling such as chocolate pastry cream, wrap it in plastic and refrigerate overnight. Then pour a ganache glaze over the top. Enough gooey chocolatey goodness, and they'll never notice the cake.

    1. Kahlua might be good. You could also brush on some rum and let it soak in.

      1. Kahlua might be good. You could also brush on some rum and let it soak in.

        1. some cakes, like genoises, always need to be moistened after baking. you can either brush on a simple sugar solution, or flavor it with your favorite liqueur (kahlua, grand marnier, chambord, etc.). brush the solution over the top with a pastry brush and let it soak in. then you can do whatever you were planning to do to decorate/serve your cake.