Dry cake? Don't throw it away! Here are the best tricks to salvage a dry cake
It can be frustrating when you put all the effort into baking a cake, only to have it turn out dry and overcooked. But don't despair – there are a few tricks you can try to save an overly baked dry cake and make it somewhat edible.
ADD A SIMPLE SYRUP
One way to add moisture to a dry cake is to brush it with a simple syrup made from equal parts sugar and water. You can flavor the syrup with extracts or citrus zest to add extra flavor to the cake.
USE A FROSTING OR GLAZE
A thick frosting or glaze can help to mask the dryness of the cake and add moisture back into it. You can make a simple glaze by mixing confectioners' sugar with a little water or milk until it reaches a drizzling consistency.
MAKE A TRIFFLE
If the cake is really dry and crumbly, you can try turning it into a trifle. Simply layer the cake with whipped cream and fruit or other sweet fillings in a trifle bowl. The added moisture from the whipped cream and fruit will help to make the cake more palatable.
SERVE IT WITH ICE CREAM OR WHIPPED CREAM
Another way to add moisture to a dry cake is to serve it with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. The added moisture from these toppings can help to make the cake more enjoyable.
By trying these techniques, you may be able to salvage an overly baked dry cake and make it somewhat edible. While it may not be perfect, it can still be a delicious treat with a little creativity.