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Simple Syrup for Black Forest Layer Cake

To make simple syrup with kirsch for the Haunted Black Forest Layer Cake, stir in 1/3 cup kirsh after boiling syrup.

  • Yield: Makes about 3/4 cup

Source: Martha Stewart Living, Volume 143 October 2005


  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Heat sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil. Let cool completely. Syrup can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 1 month.


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