Brush on simple syrup
Here’s a secret that adds flavour and moisture to your cake: brush cake layers with sugar syrup.
To make sugar syrup, add 200g of sugar and 225ml of water to a medium saucepan. Stir and bring to the boil to dissolve the sugar.
You can flavour sugar syrup by adding citrus peel, mint leaves or a splash of brandy. Let the syrup cool, then brush the cake tops with simple syrup to add sweetness, moisture and flavour.