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How Much Does Sugar Weigh?

 How many cups to a pound of sugar?
 How much does a cup of sugar weigh in U.S. ounces?

 A pound of sugar is nearly two cups, so a cup of sugar weighs about a half a pound, or 8 ounces.

Oh, excuse us, are you a scientific cook? Are round numbers not good enough for you? That's OK, some of our favorite cooks are caught up in cooking science. Try the following (where the rounding is simply in smaller increments):

Granulated Sugar Weighs…
1 tsp .15 ounce 4.5 g
1 Tbsp .5 ounce 13 g
1/4 cup 2 ounces 52 g
1/2 cup 3.8 ounces 102 gram
1 cup 7.5 ounces 204 gram

A cup of confectioner's sugar weighs about 4.3 oz, so a pound is a little less than 4 cups. A pound of brown sugar is about 2 cups, firmly packed.

We are too tired of making tables to help you if you want to be scientific with confectioner's sugar or brown sugar.

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