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Can I substitute maple syrup for white sugar?

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You may use maple syrup  in place of white sugar (when you want maple flavor): use 1 cup of maple syrup in place of 1 cup of sugar for equivalent sweetness, but then cut back on the amount of liquid in your recipe by 3 tablespoons.

These Double- Maple Cupcakes are a great example of using both granulated sugar and maple syrup for sweetness.


For more information, see our Ingredient Substitutions guide.