Honey Tips & Tricks – Ratios to Substitute Sugar

It's no secret that we will always reach for honey when cooking and baking. We think that the diversity of colours and flavours of 100% pure Australian honey adds much more dimension and nutritional value over highly processed conventional sugars. It's not a simple 1:1 swap.

Ratios to Substitute Sugar

Some simple ratios for you to follow at home.

  • Sugar
  • Honey
  • 1 cup
  • 2/3 cup (158ml)
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1/3 cup (79ml)
  • 1/3 cup
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons (50ml)
  • 1/4 cup
  • 2 tablespoons (40ml)



Some extra tips when baking with honey

  • For lighter cakes, biscuits and sweets opt for a lighter coloured honey – like from our Bee Delicate and Bee Fruity range of single varietal honeys.
  • Darker honey will enhance the flavour and colour of more rich desserts made with dark chocolate or spices, look to our Bee Warm and Bee Bold ranges.
  • When substituting in honey over sugar, we recommend reducing other liquid (ie milk) by 1/4.
  •  When swapping out maple or golden syrup, it’s a simple 1:1.
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