Barkman Honey

Tips & Tricks

Did you know that honey can be 25% - 50% sweeter than cane sugar? Here are a few tips to achieve quick and beautiful results.


Because honey is sold by weight ounces and recipes call for fluid ounces, you’ll always need a bit more than you think. Here’s a handy chart to help with making sure you have enough honey for your next loaf of bread, batch of cookies or whatever else you’re whipping up.

Honey Container Size
(weight ounces)
8 oz 12 oz 16 oz 24 oz 32 oz 40 oz 48 oz
Cups of Honey
(fluid ounces)
2/3 cup 1 cup 1 1/3 cup 2 cup 2 2/3 cup 3 1/3 cup 4 cup

Measuring Honey

When measuring honey into a measuring cup, lightly coat the measuring cup with pan spray or heat the measuring cup with hot water. This allows honey to freely pour from the measuring cup and gives you an accurate measurement for your recipe.

Honey is sold by weight, not liquid volume, so 12 ounces of honey yields 1 cup. Be sure to read your recipe correctly to ensure accurate measuring.

Baked Goods

  • For up to one cup, honey can be substituted equally for sugar. If recipes calls for more than one cup of sugar, replace each cup of sugar with 2/3 to 3/4 cup of honey since honey is sweeter than traditional sugar.
  • Reduce cooking temperature by 25 degrees to prevent overbrowning.
  • Reduce other liquid recipe calls for by 1/4 cup per cup of honey to account for added moisture in honey.
  • Add ½ tsp. baking soda per cup of honey used to aid in rising as well as neutralize the acidity of honey. If sour cream or heavy cream is in recipe, this may not be necessary.
  • Honey adds moisture to your baked goods and helps extend shelf life, keeping that bakery-fresh taste for longer.