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# What is the equivalent to a box of powdered sugar?

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While sizes may vary, a 1-pound box of powdered sugar yields roughly 3 3/4 cups of sugar. A 2-pound bag of powdered sugar yields approximately 7 1/2 cups and a 4-pound bag yields 15 cups. Powdered sugar is also known as confectioner's sugar.

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Boxes of granulated and brown sugar yield different amounts. A 1-pound box of granulated sugar yields 2 1/4 cups of sugar, while a 1-pound box of brown sugar yields 2 1/2 cups of sugar. This is in part due to the difference in density between the types of sugars. Powdered sugar is often used in recipes for frosting, fudge, glazes and candies.

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One cup of powdered sugar is 4.41 ounces, so there are 3.63 cups in a pound of powdered sugar. The calculation is 16 ounces divided by 4.41 ounces per cup. Sifted powdered sugar is 3.61 ounces per cup, so there are 4.4 cups in one pound of powdered sugar if it is sifted. Contrarily, granulated sugar is 7.1 ounces per cup, and packed brown sugar is 7.75 ounces per cup.

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One pound of powdered sugar equals approximately 3 3/4 cups. This figure assumes the sugar is unsifted. In metric units, 1 kilogram is equivalent to 1,956 milliliters.

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To thicken frosting without adding powdered sugar, make the recipe as directed, and add meringue powder to thicken it. Thickening frosting with meringue powder takes only a couple minutes and requires 1.5 tablespoons of meringue powder, 3 tablespoons of warm water and 2 cups of powdered sugar to make the initial frosting. Meringue powder is a baking enhancer made of sugar and egg white solids and is available at specialty stores.