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Sugar Measurement Conversions


Have you ever started to make a recipe only to realize you weren’t sure you had enough of an ingredient?

Well it happened to me recently… I was making a cake and according to the recipe I needed a one pound box of powdered sugar…. unfortunately I buy 2 pound bags…. Which I thought… okay…. I’ll just use half… ahh but not so fast… the bag was opened and partially used… I clearly had at least half a bag… but I don’t approximate in baking… in cooking I will.. but not baking… so I needed to know just how much one pound translated to into cups…

So.. on the hunt I went for measurements… and found them… problem solved… I thought it would be a good idea to share them with you… after all … buying bags of larger quantities is cheaper.. and baking season will soon be upon us… I thought perfect timing!






1 pound powdered sugar = 4 cups (unsifted)

2 pounds powdered sugar = 8 cups (unsifted)

1 pound granulated sugar = 2 ¼ cups

4 pounds granulated sugar = 9 cups

5 pounds granulated sugar = 11 ¼ cups

1 pound carton brown sugar = 2 ¼ to 2 ½ cups (amounts will vary because brown sugar is packed and varies by carton)

2 pound poly bag brown sugar = 4 ½ - 5 1/3 cups (amounts will vary because brown sugar is packed and varies by bag)



Source: Dixie Crystals (the sugar people)

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