Same Cake Recipe, Different Sugars

Bakers, beware: If you're leery of white sugar, check out the dramatic differences that resulted when we subbed other sugars into the same recipe.

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White Sugar
Photo: Randy Mayor

White Sugar

CLASSIC FULL-FAT POUND CAKE

Calories per teaspoon: 16
Calories per slice: 497

The sugar that modern baking was built on. Sugarcane or sugar beet juices are boiled, and molasses extracted. The remaining sugar is bleached and tumbled into crystals of uniform size.

How It Baked: The pound cake made with table sugar was perfectly fluffy, voluminous, and tender. The crust was crisp, flaky, and exquisitely golden.

 

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