Can I substitute one for the other in baking recipes?


Yes. You can also substitute 1 cup molasses with 3/4 cup packed brown sugar + 1/4 water, or 1 cup pure maple syrup, or 1 cup dark corn syrup.


Yes, you can substitute molasses for honey. They're going to function essentially the same measure for measure since they are both syrups.

Keep in mind however there will be a difference in flavor (not necessarily bad, just different...which would be the case for one honey over another...different tastes).

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    And don't forget molasses will impact the color of the resulting baked good!
    – VoutilaD
    Jul 30 '10 at 11:33

Yes it is equal in measure but will make whatever your baking sweeter.

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    Which one makes it taste sweeter? The question asks about substituting in both directions.
    – Cascabel
    Jun 3 '13 at 3:00

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