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# How many cups of sugar are in a pound?

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According to Domino Sugar, 1 pound of granulated sugar contains approximately 2 1/4 cups of sugar. Therefore, in a 4-pound package, the cook gets an average of 9 cups of sugar for baking.

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Confectioners sugar, on the other hand, contains about 3 3/4 cups of sugar per pound before it is sifted. It has more cups per pound because it is ground finer. Brown sugar has a similar ratio to granulated sugar at 2 1/2 cups per pound.

On the smaller end, a single packet of sugar is equal to a teaspoon of sugar. An ounce of sugar is equal to 30 grams of sugar.

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According to the Domino Sugar company, the amount of powdered sugar in a pound is 3.75 cups, although that measurement was taken with unsifted sugar. Because sifting fluffs up the sugar granules, it takes more unsifted confectioner's sugar than sifted sugar to make a pound.

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One pound of powdered sugar is approximately 3 3/4 cups when measured unsifted. The measurement of powdered sugar can vary slightly, with 1 pound ranging between 3 1/2 cups and 4 cups.

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There are two cups of butter in a pound. This is an industry-standard dairy measure that can be generally relied upon by cooks and bakers across the United States.