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Please help! I don't have the right sugar

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NightOwl101 Mon 15-Oct-18 13:41:12

I'm attempting to bake a cake and the recipe says to use golden caster sugar which I thought I had but just got everything out and I have light muscovado instead. Can I use this or will it ruin my cake and if I can then do I use the same quantities?


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NannyR Mon 15-Oct-18 13:46:17

I've made cakes with light muscavado before, it will be fine, it will give the cake a nice toffee taste. It probably won't be a light fluffy sponge, but definitely edible!

cloudtree Mon 15-Oct-18 13:48:53

I'd do half an half with muscavado and granulated

LiquoricePickle Mon 15-Oct-18 13:50:05

Granulated will work fine too. Or blitz granulated in the food processor.

TeddyIsaHe Mon 15-Oct-18 13:50:41

Have you got granulated? If so pulse it in a good processor to make it more caster-like. Light muscovado will result in a nice tasting cake, but it will be quite heavy.

MsMightyTitanAndHerTroubadours Mon 15-Oct-18 13:56:12

what sort of cake?
If it's a slightly burlier cake...carrot, fruit, tea bread then a straight swap will be fine but if you are doing something like a lemon drizzle, victoria sponge, whisked sponge then granulated will be fine rather than the muscovado

NightOwl101 Mon 15-Oct-18 14:11:13

Ive got normal sugar and caster sugar

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pickingdaisies Mon 15-Oct-18 14:16:10

Some caster, some muscovado. Proportion depends on whether you want the light texture (more caster) or the slightly caramel untertone (more muscovado). Go on be brave!

NannyR Mon 15-Oct-18 14:20:39

If you've got normal white caster sugar I would use that, but swap a couple of tablespoons for muscavado to give it the taste and colour of golden caster sugar.

NightOwl101 Mon 15-Oct-18 14:47:16

That's brilliant thank you! No doubt I'll be back for more help soon I'm attempting to make a drip birthday cake

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PaulMorel Thu 18-Oct-18 06:33:04

I've used light muscovado before and it turned out nice and edible. I also like the added taste of the muscovado to my cake.

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