Baking Tips & Tricks from the Purecane Kitchen: Making Sugar-Free Treats That Taste Like The Real Thing

Tips & Tricks From the Purecane Kitchen

Let's be honest – baking can be tough. We're sharing some of our favorite baking tips and tricks to help iron out issues and make the whole experience more fun and delicious. 

Add sugar to greased pans to create a crispy edgePurecane Your Pans

Making pies or cakes? Get a tasty, candied outer layer with a sweet crunch by greasing your pans, then tossing with Purecane to completely coat the sides, then add your batter.

Try this trick with our No Added Sugar Cherry Pie

Freeze Cookie Dough For Fluffier Cookies

Freezer = Fluffy

Get extra fluffy cookies by rolling your dough into a log and freezing it, then slice into discs and bake. The cookie outside sets before the interior thaws resulting in super fluffy cookies.

Give this trick a spin with our Coffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies

How to get flat layers for layered cakes

Cakes Made For Layering

Planning on a layered cake? Cooling your cakes upside down on your cooling rack will flatten the tops, making them super easy for stacking.

Put this into action with our Easy Vanilla Sheet Cake

Store homemade cookies with a slice of bread to keep them moist longer

Best With Sliced Bread

Place a slice of fresh white bread in a bag or container of cookies. The moisture of the bread helps keep the cookies soft and keep them from drying out.

Try this tip with some Gluten-Free Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies

Add coffee to chocolate recipes for more chocolate flavor

Just Add Some Coffee

Want extra chocolaty brownies? Adding any type of coffee–from instant to espresso–to your bake, supercharges the chocolate flavor without a hint of coffee.

Try it with some Fudgy Sugar-Free Brownies

Keep clean shapes when baking by flash-freezing before hitting the oven

Stay In Shape

Help keep your cookies and pie crusts in shape by freezing them for 15 minutes before baking. This keeps the butter from melting as much in the oven, thus your bake keeps their desired shape!

Try this tip with some Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies

Coconut oil is the secret to the best chocolate drizzle

The Perfect Drizzle

Need to thin your chocolate sauce? Adding liquid coconut oil (a drop at a time) will help thin your sauce to the perfect consistency for coating, drizzling, or whatever you’re doing!

Give this trick a swirl with this Sugar-Free Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Create custom cookie imprints with blocks

Pressed Decoration

Use kid number & letter blocks to create pressed shapes in freshly baked cookies. Then fill with icing for easy and beautiful decorations that look professionally done!

Try it with our Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Silicone sheet pan liners give old pans more life

Saved By Silicone

Do you have old baking sheets? Silicone baking mats are perfect to create an even baking surface resulting in more evenly browned cookies and fewer burnt ones.

Put this tip to the test with some Peanut Butter Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Flour your batter add-ins to keep them from sinking to the bottom

Flour For Floating

Coat things like chocolate chips and fruit in flour before folding into your batter. It prevents them from sinking to the bottom of your bake and helps with even distribution!

Try your own flour float trick with our Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Freeze butter, grate and return to freezer when making pastries

A Grate Solution

If you need to use chilled butter, grate it and freeze it beforehand. The ready-to-use small pieces means less handling which means flakier pastries!

Put this tip to work with these Lemon Blueberry Scones

How to fix frosting that's too thick or too thin

Frosting Fix

Frosting can be finicky but easily fixed. If it's too loose, add extra Purecane Confectioners Sweetener. If it’s too thick, slowly add milk or water until it's just right.

Our go-to Sugar-Free Buttercream Frosting is always a winner