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How much can I reduce the sugar in this cake recipe?

ninrn | Jun 3, 201604:24 PM     6

Hi Genius CH Bakers:

I want to make this recipe: https://therufffarm.wordpress.com/201...

The recipe calls for 2 cups of sugar, but since it also includes one whole cup of apricot jam, do you think I could reduce the sugar to 1/2 cup? If that's too low, what's the minimum amount of sugar you think I'd need to make this work? I'm baking it for someone who likes a moist, not-too-sweet cake. And is there any guideline for substituting something like applesauce or maple syrup for sugar in a recipe like this? (I know there will still be quite a bit of sugar in that cup of jam, but I'm trying to make this cake as low-glycemic as possible, even though that won't be very low.)

If it makes a difference, I'm baking at about 5200 ft altitude.

Thanks very much,
Ninrn

PS: If anyone know of a website or book that gives formulas for reducing sugar in baking without using artificial sweeteners, I'd love to know about it.

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