Weight vs. Volume for Confectioner's Sugar
If a fudge recipe calls for 1# icing sugar, how many cups of powdered sugar would that be?
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Confectioner's sugar, or icing sugar, is a little like flour in its ability pack down into a measuring cup and so weigh a little more or a little less, depending on how it's scooped and packed into the cup.
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In general, though, there are approximately 3-3/4 cups of confectioner's sugar per pound.
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