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How to Replace Sugar With Evaporated Cane Juice

author image Tina Bernstein
Tina Bernstein started her professional writing career in 2011. A biomedical engineer and personal trainer certified through ACSM and NASM, she trains clients in Los Angeles to take control of their exercise and nutrition habits. Bernstein graduated from the University of Southern California with a master's degree in medical device engineering and works with companies to commercialize new medical technologies.
How to Replace Sugar With Evaporated Cane Juice
The pulp contains sugar. It is boiled down into syrup and evaporated.

Sugar is a refined product derived from sugarcane or beets. Common white table sugar has been bleached and processed to produce uniform size crystals. Using evaporated cane juice, otherwise called "raw sugar," in a recipe will add flavor and texture from the irregularly shaped crystals. The nutritional profile is the same as all sugar is a carbohydrate. However, many people prefer to use "natural" sugars while baking, mixing cocktails or sweetening drinks. As long as you watch your total sugar intake, evaporated cane juice is an easy substitute for ordinary table sugar in your recipes.

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Step 1

Read over the recipe. Replace white sugar with a slightly smaller amount of evaporated cane juice because the crystals are larger and retain a more intense flavor. For example, a recipe calling for one cup of sugar can utilize 3/4 to 7/8 cup of evaporated cane juice.

Step 2

Mix liquid ingredients with the evaporated cane juice. Stir vigorously to make the larger crystals dissolve. When creaming butter and evaporated cane juice together, the larger crystals may stay partially undissolved, resulting in a denser texture.

Step 3

Use a torch or the broiler to melt the crystals into a crunchy topping.
Use a torch or the broiler to melt the crystals into a crunchy topping.

Sprinkle evaporated cane juice on top of hot oatmeal, cupcakes and whipped cream toppings for a light golden-brown, crunchy topping. Evaporated cane juice is perfect to use for a brûlee topping.

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