Cups in One Pound Powdered Sugar

If you have a recipe that calls for several cups of powered sugar, you may be questioning what size package you need to buy. It can be helpful to know how many cups are in one pound of powdered sugar.

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The answer to how many cups are in one pound of powdered sugar will vary depending on if your powdered sugar is sifted or unsifted. In general:

  • 1 pound = 3 1/2 to 4 cups unsifted powdered sugar
  • 1 pound = 4 1/2 cups sifted powered sugar
Put powdered sugar to use with our Powdered Sugar Icing recipe.
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