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How to substitute fruit juice for sugars?

My son's first birthday is coming up, and I've been searching the internet for recipes that call for fruit juices rather than sugar, or a way to determine how to substitute fruit juices for sugar like 1 C. sugar equals 1/2 C. fruit juice and 1/2 C. extra flour (it's just an example). If anyone has any recipes, I'm looking for a white cake especially! Thanks! :)

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Asked by Zennie2005 at 3:46 PM on Jan. 20, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Well, this one is for carrot cake:
    2-1/2 cups grated organic carrots
    2-1/2 cups organic apple juice
    1-1/2 cups organic raisins (or 3/4 cup raisins and 3/4 cup walnuts)
    2 cups organic whole-wheat flour
    1/2 cup unrefined organic coconut oil
    2 organic, cage-free eggs
    4 organic, cage-free egg whites
    1 tablespoon natural vanilla extract
    3/4 cup organic unsweetened applesauce
    1/2 cup raw organic wheat germ
    2 Tbsp baking powder
    1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

    1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two 9-inch round cake pans with parchment paper, and spray with non-stick baking spray.
    2. Bring the carrots and 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons apple juice concentrate to boil in a medium saucepan.
    3. Lower heat and simmer until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Puree in a food processor until smooth.
    4. Add the raisins and pulse until finely chopped. Let mixture cool.

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:49 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • 5. Combine the flour, wheat germ, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.
    6. Add 1 1/4 cups apple juice concentrate, coconut oil, eggs, egg whites, and vanilla, and beat just until mixed. Fold in the carrot puree and applesauce.
    7. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans.
    8. Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pans, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.
    9. When cool, frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.

    (Makes 1 double-layer 9-inch round cake)

    I haven't made this yet, but it's a recipe I have.

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:50 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Fruit Juice Concentrates
    Fruit juice concentrates such as orange juice, apple juice and white grape juice consist of glucose and fructose. Each is a great substitute for sugar. When substituting a fruit juice concentrate for sugar, use 3/4 of a cup of fruit juice for every 1 cup of sugar. Reduce liquid ingredients by 3 tbsp

    Answer by sarchasmicangel at 10:23 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

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