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Simple Syrup for Cake Recipe

Made with equal amounts of regular white sugar and water.
Any amount can be made at one time.

Takes 12 minutes to make simple syrup for cake.

Ready to use when it cools, about 20 minutes or more.

~ Syrup Recipe Ingredients ~

3/4 cup water
3/4 cup white sugar

Yield is about 1 cup of simple syrup for cake.

~ Simple Syrup Recipe Directions ~

Use a medium sauce pan, combine the water and sugar. Turn on medium high and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Let simple syrup cool.

Many Cake Recipes will call for syrup. Also note, if you use half white sugar and half brown sugar, syrup for cake will have more flavor. When syrup cools, some folks add maple and vanilla extract flavors. Simple syrup will be great on pancakes too.

~ Syrup Recipe Directions for Pancake Syrup ~
Make half of the sugar used be the brown sugar kind.
Add half teaspoon of maple and half teaspoon of vanilla extract flavoring.



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GO AHEAD AND BAKE,

Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?

Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.

Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.

And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!

Nothing says "I Love You" more than a surprise dessert made from one of our homemade cake recipes.

Recipes for Cakes
Suppling Tips for Healthy Homemade Cakes

When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!