The following recipe for sugar syrup is quick and simple and is a great way of adding flavour to a cake as well as keeping your sponge nice and moist.  Below that are some examples of sponge, filling and syrup flavours and different flavour combinations that work well together.

75g Sugar
75g Water
30ml flavouring e.g. rum

  1. Boil the sugar and water together for 5 minutes
  2. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Use a brish to brush the sugar syrup onto the sponge(s) to keep them moist.

Examples of different flavours:

Sponge

Creams & Fillings

Jams, Curds and Compotes

Syrups

VanillaChocolateCarrot

Banana

Lemon

Orange

Coffee

Raspberry

Mixed Spice

Guiness

Walnut

Green Tea

Lime

Cinnamon

Caramel

VanillaOrgangeLemon

Coffee

Walnut

Chocolate

Passion Fruit

Honey

LemonOrgangeLime

Pineapple

Banana

Mized Berries

Chocolate

Passion Fruit

Strawberry

Rhubarb

Raspberry

Apple

Blackcurrant

Blackberry

Cherry

Mango

Pear

VanillaCoffeeRum

Whisky

Champagne

Mixed Berries

Raspberry

Mixed Spice

Caramel

Passion Fruit

Mint

Lemon

Orange Blossom

Aniseed

Lime

Calvados

Lavendar

Rose

Honey

Examples of flavour combinations:

Sponge

Creams & Fillings

Jams, Curds and Compotes

Syrups

Vanilla Lemon Raspberry Vanilla
Chocolate Vanilla Cherry Rum
Lemon Orange Mixed Berries Lime
Raspberry Lemon Raspberry Lemon
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