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Coffee Syrup

Genoise is always soaked with a sugar syrup to moisten cake and add flavor.

  • Yield: Makes 1/2 cup

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February/March February/March 1992


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso granules
  • 1 tablespoon Kahlua (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat and bring to a boil. Set aside until ready to use.


Raspberry Syrup: Substitute 1 tablespoon framboise for coffee granules and Kahlua.

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