Ginger Syrup for Pound Cake


  • Makesto servings

Fruit salad over store bought pound cake with ginger syrup for adults and fruit/pound cake kabobs for kiddies


  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 3 2- by 1-in. pieces fresh ginger

  • 1 sprig mint


  • In saucepan, combine water, sugar, ginger and mint leaves. Bring mixture to boil, stirring often, until sugar has completely dissolved. Reduce heat to maintain a vigorous simmer for 5 minutes or until liquid has reduce by half.

  • Cover and let sit for 30 minutes. Strain into a container and keep covered in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

  • Serve drizzled over fruit salad and pound cake.

  • For kids: Alternate pieces of fruit and pound cake on 8-inch skewers. Drizzle with a small amount of the ginger syrup (or serve with melted chocolate).

This article was originally published on Nov 01, 2009

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