Chef Dominique Ansel’s Simple Rum Syrup Recipe

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: May 21, 2023 • 1 min read

Chef Dominique’s whimsical chocolate cake is a wonder to behold—and will make a fantastic cake to use as a showstopper at your next dinner party.

A decadent rum simple syrup seals in moisture and flavor as its brushed over layers of spongy biscuit. (Learn how to make Chef Dominique Ansel’s biscuit recipe here.) It can be incorporated into your favorite cake or cupcakes recipe or drizzled over ice cream for a delectable punch of rum flavor. You can also get creative with the sugar: try substituting brown sugar for a richer flavor, for example.