Saturday, 13 November 2010

Drizzle cakes

The lovely Moor Mummy mentioned on twitter that she had made cupcakes & was going to drizzle vanilla syrup she'd made over them. Now I'd heard of doing it with Lemon but never anything else, it had never dawned on me that I might try other flavours!!! So after discussing techniques with her I thought I'd give it a go.

I made plain & simple "weight of an egg" cupcakes. While they were cooking I melted some sugar with a tiny bit of water and vanilla flavouring. When fully melted I put the "syrup" into a jug and placed in the fridge until the cakes had cooled.  I pricked the cakes and poured over the syrup

It soaked in lovely, leaving a glossy top, almost as if I'd finished them off with glossy accents (I'm not QUITE that addicted to the stuff ..... yet). It left the cakes moist & rather vanillary-delicious.

I shall be making more of these cakes & playing with other flavours .... do you make any of these syrups? Which ones do you recommend to make, & which ones to avoid?


  1. They sound yummy! I am going to give this a try, thanks for sharing :)

  2. Like you I've only ever done it in lemon - I did think about varying it and trying an orange drizzle (making to the same recipe as the lemon cake but using oranges) but thinking was as far as I got :P

    This sounds delish. I have never heard of 'weight of an egg' cakes.

  3. Carmen - Weight of an egg sponges are literally you weigh your eggs & match the rest of your ingredients to that weight (flour, sugar, & butter/marg). Its an "Ye olde" recipe ;)
    Orange sounds yummy, hmmm, I have some oranges in so may have to give this a try today :)



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