Using coconut sugar is quite similar to cooking and baking with brown sugar. It has a light but distinctive flavor, close to brown sugar or molasses.
Keep in mind that it will make your batter brown, so it’s not ideal for some recipes.
If you’ve never tried coconut sugar before, start with a recipe that has been developed using coconut sugar, try it and see how you like it. Then you can start replacing it in your favorite recipes.
To replace white sugar with coconut sugar in your recipe, the ratio is usually 1 for 1 (use 1 cup of coconut sugar for 1 cup of granulated sugar).
You might need to play around with your recipe, adjust the other ingredients and the baking time but I found the substitution pretty easy to do.