Substitute for Juice in Cake

Cakes are a favorite dessert for many, and there’s no denying that a moist cake is the best kind. Often, juice is used to add moisture and flavor to cakes. However, sometimes you may not have any juice on hand or may not want to use it in your cake recipe.

In this article, we’ll explore some creative and delicious substitutes for juice in cake that will make your cakes just as moist and flavorful.

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Can I use water instead of juice in cake?

Yes, but it won’t add as much flavor or moisture as other substitutes.

Can I use alcoholic beverages as a substitute for juice in cake?

Yes, you can use liqueurs like rum or brandy, but be careful not to use too much, or the cake may become too moist

Can I use fruit puree instead of juice in cake?

Yes, fruit puree can be a great substitute for juice, but make sure to adjust the sugar content in your recipe accordingly.


Moist cakes are the best, but using juice isn’t the only way to achieve this. There are plenty of delicious substitutes for juice in cake that will add moisture and flavor to your baked goods. Try out some of the options we’ve discussed, and don’t be afraid to get creative with your cake recipes!

I'm Jennifer Tirrell, a self-taught baker, and founder of CakeRe. As an experienced baker and recipe publisher, I have spent over a decade working in the kitchen and have tried and tested countless baking tools and products. From classic cakes to creative twists, I've got you covered. So grab your apron and let's get baking!

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