From the deep robust flavor of molasses in gingerbread to the mild flavor in an apple cake, adjusting the intensity of your brown sugar is an easy task.
For dark brown sugar, mix 2 tablespoonsful of molasses to 1 cup of granulated sugar. Mix with a fork until the molasses is incorporated.
If a recipe calls for a light brown sugar, add 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoonsful of molasses.
Your brown sugar flavor will also vary with the use of blackstrap or various strengths of molasses.
You can store your homemade brown sugar in an air-tight container for up to one month, but if moisture gets in the container, the sugar will become hard. Save space and money, make your own brown sugar to suit your taste.