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Lemon Simple Syrup

Bright, tart, and sweet, this syrup is perfect for soaking layers of cake for a moist and delicious crumb.

  • Yield: Makes 3 1/2 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2002


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (about 4 lemons)


  1. In 2-quart saucepan, bring sugar and the water to boil. Reduce heat; simmer 3 minutes. Let cool completely. Stir in juice. Refrigerate in airtight container up to 1 week.

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