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I have an apple cake recipe and I'm not sure if I should use light or dark brown sugar

asked by Jessie 12 days ago

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Smaug
added 12 days ago

Really a matter of taste, if it's not specified; Dark will have a little bit more moisture, but nothing significant. Personally, I'd go for dark.

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Uncle Jess
added 12 days ago

Not an answer, but ooh apple cake, could you please share the recipe?

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boulangere
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Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added 12 days ago

Dark brown sugar is going to have a higher molasses content than light, and therefore a slightly higher acid content. If using dark, perhaps bump the baking soda by 1/8 teaspoon.

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Vivian
added 12 days ago

Typically, if a recipe doesn’t mention which, it means light. But as other have posted it is a matter of taste.

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