Olive Magazine

Muscovado sugar recipes

Published: July 10, 2020 at 9:01 am

Use dark muscovado sugar in our bakes, from a treacly carrot cake twist to dinky pear and chocolate puddings and showstopping mojito cake

Looking for ways to use muscovado sugar? Got a half empty packet of muscovado sugar hiding away in the cupboard? Put it to good use with these ideas, then check out our easy baking recipes.


Muscovado sugar recipes

Juniper toffees

Check out these indulgent juniper toffees. These sweet treats come from new Hackney restaurant, Nest. They are served as petits fours at the end of the meal and can be infused with a variety of flavours – here we have gone for subtle spices of juniper, clove and cardamom.

Homemade toffee Recipe with Juniper Berries. Two toffees served on a mini off-white plate in a nest made-up of woody sticks and lavender, sitting on a persons hand

Muscovado carrot cake

We know you love this classic olive magazine recipe - it's been one of our most popular recipes for years! Everyone loves the spiced flavour of carrot cake. We’ve added muscovado sugar for a richer flavour, golden sultanas and pecans for texture and a shot of syrup to sweeten the frosting.

Toffee apple brioche and butter pudding

A delicious, family favourite. Toffee apple, bread and butter pudding, and extra toffee means this recipe is an easy win for a treat.

Raspberry and white chocolate blondies

Cooking the butter until nutty and golden gives these blondies the edge before they’ve even made it to the oven. Scatter blackberries in, instead of raspberries, as the seasons change.

Pear and chocolate puddings

The best chocolate puddings are the ones you don't have to share. We love these individual little pots of chocolate sponge and pear. Just add cream to serve and let your family and friends dive in – to their own!

Spicy apple crumble

Porridge oats and soft brown sugar add extra crunch to this family favourite, best served with rich vanilla ice cream.

Mojito cake

Our reader Joanne Middleton's mojito cake was inspired by the classic cocktail, so it's perfect for entertaining. Soaked in a mojito-infused sugar syrup and covered with lime buttercream.

Blackberry ripple ice cream sandwiches

The coolest, most irresistible ice cream sandwiches in existence. They're surprisingly quick to make and the ice cream part requires NO CHURNING whatsoever!

Sticky toffee pudding

This is a great sticky toffee pudding recipe – the perfect winter warmer! Buy Medjool dates if you can – they have a lovely natural toffee flavour and sticky texture.

Chocolate gâteau with raspberry, rose and vanilla cream

Flavours of raspberry, rose and vanilla make this show-off chocolate cake very grown-up. This thoroughly indulgent chocolate cake is perfect for entertaining, and is surprisingly easy to prepare.

Sticky toffee squares

The best tray bake – with a double layer of caramel – heaven! Use dulce de leche, if you have it, for this easy teatime treat. Bake it with one layer of rich caramel, then use it to ice the cake to finish. Everyone will love this.

Rum and raisin bundt

Rum and raisin is a real crowd-pleasing flavour combo. Try this rum and raisin bundt cake warm, for pudding, dolloped with sweetened whipped cream.

Apple steamed pudding with a sticky toffee sauce

Can't decide between apple pie and sticky toffee pudding for Sunday lunch? With this recipe for apple steamed pudding with a sticky toffee sauce, you don't have to pick. This is the best of both worlds.

Toasted almond and caramel millionaires' shortbread

This rich chocolate and caramel snack is both easy to make and a very popular bake. Millionaires' shortbread can be made in little squares, perfect for entertaining and for an on-the-go snacks and treats. Add a bit of gold leaf for decoration.

Louisiana bourbon bread and butter pudding

Bread pudding is a New Orleans staple with most restaurants serving a version of it. It’s like our bread and butter pudding, and it’s usually served with a ‘hard’ boozy sauce.


Stout and chocolate marble cake

This show-off chocolate stout and marble cake makes a mean dessert. Indulgent, easy to make, and good for entertaining, this cake will become a favourite crowd pleaser in no time.

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