Spotlight: Domino® Sugar "Golden Sugar"

Is it just me or does the song “Pour Some Sugar on Me” come to mind when seeing this picture? In case you haven’t heard, Domino® Sugar has done it again! They have created a fantastic product called “Golden Sugar”, and it is the next big thing!

Golden Sugar is a less-processed alternative to traditional white sugar (read: more cake indulging) and who could say no to that? But wait there’s more! It is a cup-for-cup replacement, so you don’t have to stress about trying to figure out any new measurements.

As I get older, my attention to less-processed ingredients continues to grow, and this product checks all the right boxes. To help you all get started, I made a bourbon molasses caramel with Domino® Golden Sugar, and it is the perfect filling or topping for your favorite desserts!


Vanilla Cake Recipe:

5 cups of All-Purpose Flour

3 cups of Domino® Golden Sugar

½ tbsp of Baking Soda

½ tbsp of Baking Powder

2 tsp of Salt

1 ½ cups buttermilk

1 ½ cups water

2 cups vegetable oil

8 large eggs

4 tsp of vanilla extract

*all wet ingredients should be at room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F

  2. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl and whisk until fully combined

  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together until no lumps. Be careful not to overmix!

  4. Pour into baking pans and bake for 35-40 mins. Cake is cooked when toothpick comes out with a few clinging crumbs.

Bourbon Molasses Caramel Filling:

1 cup of Domino® Golden Sugar

1/4 cup water

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 tbsp high-end bourbon (I prefer to use Woodford Reserve)

1/8 tsp molasses (more to taste)


  1. Pour Domino® Golden Sugar and water into sauce pan

  2. Heat on medium low heat. Constantly swirling (do not stir) until the caramel turns a dark amber color

  3. When the caramel is just about dark amber color, heat the heavy cream in the microwave for about 15 seconds till room temp. If the heavy cream is too cold, it can make the caramel harden too quickly so make sure to check the temp!

  4. After gradually stirring in heavy cream, stir in bourbon and molasses

  5. Add pinch of salt to taste


For this cake, I am not one to choose between desserts, so I decided to combine my favorites: cake and ice cream.

This cake is inspired by the Black Tap restaurant’s milkshakes, and the bourbon caramel using Domino® Golden Sugar was the perfect addition for the layer filling and the generous caramel helping on top! It was seriously out of this world, and the would make the most adorable birthday cake (I mean hello what says birthday more than cake and ice cream??)

So grab a fork, and let’s dig in!

Stay Sweet <3